Sports Illustrated released a list of the top-100 college football players heading into the 2018 season, and Oregon defensive back Ugo Amadi made the list, coming in at No. 96.
Amadi, a senior, is considered one of the best defensive backs in the Pac-12 and the leader of Oregon’s secondary. Amadi has played in 38 consecutive games for Oregon and was a Pac-12 honorable mention in 2017.
Here is what Sports Illustrated’s Chris Johnson wrote about Amadi:
Amadi’s experience and versatility will stabilize a secondary projected to lean heavily on a pair of underclassmen (true sophomores Thomas Graham Jr. and Deommodore Lenoir) at cornerback. In his second season working under esteemed defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt, who opted to stay on with promoted head coach Mario Cristobal rather than follow predecessor Willie Taggart to Florida State, Amadi should be a big difference maker for an Oregon defense looking to build on last year’s improvement.