The Oregon Ducks did an incredible job of recruiting offensive lineman in the 2018 recruiting class. Can they keep it up in 2019? Coach Mario Cristobal has made it clear that the offensive line, a position that he has coached extensively in the past, is a priority for the program.
Oregon’s highest-rated prospect in the 2018 class was 4-star tackle Penei Sewell, who is 6-foot-5, 349 pounds. He was ranked as the 57th-best prospect in the country. The program also signed 4-star linemen Dawson Jaramillo and Steven Jones, as well as 3-star prospects Christopher Randazzo and Justin Johnson.
The five 2018 O-line recruits weigh 355, 340, 300, 325 and 350 pounds. In other words, the Ducks landed some big guys.
In addition to their new recruits, the Ducks are pretty set at offensive line heading into the 2018 season. While left tackle Tyrell Crosby graduated and moved on to the NFL, the other four starters are returning to Eugene. Shane Lemieux, Brady Aiello, Jake Hanson and Calvin Throckmorton are all redshirt juniors and should combine to give Oregon one of the best offensive lines in the conference.
Oregon’s depth at offensive line is strong, so the Ducks need to focus on bringing in only top level talent at the position.
2019 Top Targets
Jonah Tauanu’u is Oregon’s top target on the offensive line and one of the players the program is desperate to land. The Ducks would love to get Tauanu’u to visit Eugene at least one more time. The program will likely have to duke it out with USC for a commitment. Tauanu’u is a 4-star prospect, per the 247 Sports composite rankings, from Narbonne High School in Southern California and is listed at 6-foot-6, 310 pounds.
Vimahi is a 6-foot-5, 290 pound lineman from Hawaii who is ranked as a 4-star prospect, per the 247 Sports composite rankings. Right now his commitment is wide open, but the Ducks would love to be able to sign him.
Sagapolu is a 3-star prospect from Utah, per the 247 Sports composite rankings. He is 6-foot-3, 320 pounds and would fit in well at the center or guard positions with the Ducks. Oregon is very interested, but could face a strong battle for a commitment from Utah, Arizona and BYU.