‘It’s gonna be huge;’ Oregon prepares for big-time recruiting weekend with impressive visitor list

Over the past decade or so, the Oregon Ducks have expanded their recruiting footprint to span across the nation. No longer do they just focus on the top players out west, but rather they take aim at the best players from the North East, to the deep South, to the talent-rich lands of Texas, and everywhere in between.

Despite all of that, on of the most fertile grounds for Oregon over the years has been Southern California, where they’ve gone toe to toe with the USC Trojans in attempts to land some of the best players in the nation, quite successfully, I might add.

That’s what makes this coming weekend a little bit different. While every big game offers an opportunity for coaches to recruit and promote their program, the first Oregon vs. USC game since 2020 offers a bit of an elevated stage.

It will be played at night, it will have high stakes, and it will be a picturesque environment inside Autzen Stadium.

“It’s gonna be huge,” Lanning said of the opportunity on Monday night. “It’s huge for the atmosphere that our fans create, it’s huge for the way that our team performs. Recruiting in these scenarios, you don’t always get to spend as much time with the recruits as you want because you’re spending time preparing for the game, but that will be a big, big piece of this weekend.”

Already, some high-profile prospects are letting it be known on social media that they are headed to Eugene for the weekend, and as the week goes on, we will continue to see more visitors join the RSVP list.

As of now, here is an updated look at who is expected to take a visit to Oregon to watch the Ducks take on the Trojans:

4-star QB Michael Van Buren

Commitment: Oregon Ducks

National Ranking: 179

Position Ranking: 14

4-star WR Cooper Perry (2025)

Commitment: None

National Ranking: 178

Position Ranking: 25

3-star S Rylon Dillard-Allen (2025)

Commitment: None

National Ranking: 449

Position Ranking: 29

4-star WR Marcus Harris (2025)

Commitment: None

National Ranking: 48

Position Ranking: 7

3-star QB Luke Moga

Commitment: Oregon Ducks

National Ranking: 490

Position Ranking: 32

4-star TE Linkon Cure

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Commitment: None

National Ranking: 151

Position Ranking: 4

5-star DL Tony Cumberland (2026)

Commitment: Oregon Ducks

National Ranking: 11

Position Ranking: 2

4-star WR Jordan Anderson

Commitment: Oregon Ducks

National Ranking: 172

Position Ranking: 27

5-star LB Jonah Williams

Commitment: None

National Ranking: 16

Position Ranking: 2

5-star LB Nasir Wyatt

Commitment: None

National Ranking: 20

Position Ranking: 2

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire