The state of Florida was a key recruiting area during the all-too-brief Willie Taggart era at Oregon, though once the coach bolted for Florida State, all four commitments he had landed from the Sunshine State backed off those pledges.
New Oregon coach Mario Cristobal also has Florida ties, having grown up in Miami while playing for and coaching with the Hurricanes and Florida International. Could that connection be enough to sway 4-star defensive end Braylen Ingraham to choose the Ducks over power programs from the ACC, Big 12 and SEC?
Making his top 6 is a good start.
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— B9️⃣ (@BIngraham5) June 15, 2018
The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Ingraham is ranked No. 291 in the 2019 class, according to 247 Sports, which has him 20th among strongside defensive ends and 42nd on the Florida prospect list. The Fort Lauderdale resident has taken official visits to Kentucky and Oklahoma and taken unofficials to Alabama, Florida and Miami, leaving Oregon as the only finalist he has not yet checked out in person.
Oregon already has one defensive end commitment for 2019, the pledge from 3-star Isaac Townsend on Thursday.