Breaking: 5-star DE Jayden Wayne chooses Mario Cristobal and Miami over the Ducks

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Mario Cristobal may be getting the last laugh on this one.

After recruiting 5-star DE Jayden Wayne — the former No. 1 ranked player from the state of Washington before he transferred to IMG Academy in Florida — heavily while at Oregon, Cristobal was able to bring Wayne down to Miami and get him to commit to the Hurricanes.

Wayne announced his commitment on Saturday, choosing Miami over the Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide, Georgia Bulldogs, Michigan State Spartans, and LSU Tigers.

This is the second local talent that Oregon has lost to Cristobal down in Miami, with 4-star TE Riley Williams — the No. 1 ranked player in the state of Oregon — committing to the Hurricanes last week.

Over the past several months, it seemed like Oregon was in pole position for Wayne, but things switched after he took an official visit to Eugene at the end of June. Now he is headed to Miami.

Oregon fans may love to tout how good of a recruiter Dan Lanning is, and while that’s still true, don’t let that make you forget how impressive Cristobal is when he sets his sights on an elite talent.

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Jayden Wayne’s Recruiting Profile

Ratings

Stars

Overall

State

Position

247

4

95

WA

DE

Rivals

5

6.1

WA

DE

ESPN

4

85

WA

DE

On3 Recruiting

4

93

WA

DE

247 Composite

5

0.9860

WA

DE

 

Vitals

Hometown

Tacoma, Washington

Projected Position

EDGE

Height

6-foot-5

Weight

245 pounds

Class

2023

 

Recruitment

  • Received Oregon Offer on July 27, 2019

  • Took Official Visit to Oregon on June 24, 2022

Top Schools

  • Oregon Ducks

  • Miami Hurricanes

  • Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Georgia Bulldogs

  • Michigan State Spartans

  • LSU Tigers

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