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Ducks set No. 1 recruit, other elite prospects for spring game
The Oregon Ducks will close their spring practices on Saturday when they host their annual spring game at Autzen Stadium. While the spring game is a big deal for the current team, it is also a big deal for Oregon’s 2019 recruiting class.
The program is hosting an elite group of talent, including the top overall player in the 2019 recruiting class. Kayvon Thibodeaux, a 6-foot-5, 235 pound defensive end from Oaks Christian High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., will be visiting Eugene this weekend. He is ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the 2019 class, per 247 Sports.
Last stop! Eugene, Oregon 📍#GoDucks 🐣
— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) April 16, 2018
Thibodeaux spent last weekend at Florida State’s spring game and seemed to enjoy his time with former Oregon coach Willie Taggart.
The nation’s No. 1 all-purpose back Sean Dollars will also be in Eugene this weekend. Dollars is a 4-star recruit from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. He is ranked as the No. 106 prospect in the 2019 class and the No. 18 recruit in the state, per the 247 Sports composite rankings.
— Sean Dollars (@SeanDollars) April 16, 2018
Dollars is a top priority for the Ducks as the program is in need of some big time playmakers after a 2018 recruiting class that saw Oregon come up a little short at the wide receiver position. Dollars isn’t quite the same talent that DeAnthony Thomas was coming out of high school, but he’s a player who could fill the same type of roll in Oregon’s offense.
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Ducks land CB Tim Hough, will compete for job in secondary
Oregon’s depth and experience at secondary has been a point of concern this spring. The Ducks have two young corners in Thomas Graham Jr. and Deommodore Lenoir and have Ugo Amadi at safety. Those three figure to be starters in 2018, but the rest of the depth chart is relatively inexperienced.
However, the Ducks have landed some reinforcements with the addition of UNLV graduate transfer Tim Hough. In 2017, Hough started three games for UNLV and registered 19 tackles and 3 pass breakups. His best season with the Rebels came during his freshman campaign in 2015, when he had four interceptions.
Hough figures to push junior college transfer Haki Woods for a starting spot at cornerback or at the nickel spot. He will graduate from UNLV in May and will be eligible to compete for the Ducks immediately after receiving his diploma.
Wake Forest transfer Tabari Hines visits Oregon
Tabari Hines, a graduate transfer wide receiver from Wake Forest, visited the Ducks last week.
Hines is eligible to play immediately once he decides his next destination. He has one year left of eligibility. The 5-foot-10 wide receiver had 1,496 yards and 13 touchdowns in 36 career games at Wake Forest.
The Ducks are very light at wide receiver so the addition of Hines, who has already visited Texas, would be a huge boost for the 2018 season.