Have the Oregon Ducks become the next WRU or ‘Wide Receiver University?’
It sure looks that way.
On Tuesday, head coach Mario Cristobal landed another huge commitment for the already impressive and incoming class of 2021: four-star wide receiver Dont’e Thornton. Oregon has signed the No. 3 nationally ranked and No. 1 Pac-12 conference class in 2021.
Thornton is rated the No. 6 wide receiver nationally in the class of 2021 (by ESPN), the No. 1 wide receiver in the state of Maryland and the No. 2 overall prospect from Maryland.
Here’s a list of the receivers coming to the Oregon football program in 2021:
No. 3 ranked Troy Franklin: 6’2”, 170-pound five-star wide receiver from Menlo Park, California
No. 6 ranked Dont’e Thornton: 6’4.5”, 185-pound four-star wide receiver from Baltimore, Maryland
No. 7 ranked Isaiah Brevard: 6’4”, 200-pound four-star wide receiver from Soouthaven, Mississippi
No. 22 ranked Kyron Ware-Hudson: 6’1”, 200-pound four-star wide receiver from Santa Ana, California
Oh my goodness.
Per National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell, he ranked Oregon ahead of powerhouse programs Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma in terms of recruiting at the wide receiver position in the class of 2021.
That incoming class seems pretty excited about it too:
— Donte “Mac11” Thornton Jr (@IamDTJ11) October 21, 2020
Read more on Farrell's rankings here.
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