Oregon commit Fox Crader and primary Ducks LB target receive ratings boosts
The Oregon Ducks have had a strong start to the 2024 recruiting cycle, with the No. 8 class already in the 247Sports national rankings. There’s a good chance that it’s going to get even better, with a recent ratings boost for one commit, and one primary target coming down the pipeline over the last week.
According to the On3 rankings, Oregon OT Fox Crader received a nice boost in the national rankings. The 4-star prospect has moved up to No. 72 overall in the 2024 class, when he was previously ranked at No. 146, per On3. Per the 247Sports Composite rankings, Crader is listed as the No. 315 player in the nation.
Oregon commit OT Fox Crader was another major mover in the new On300 as he jumped a whopping 146 spots into the top 75 in the country. Crader, who hails from the Pacific Northwest, grew into his frame as a junior playing in a 6-foot-6, 285-pound frame, and turning a corner and setting the temp at left tackle for Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen. Crader is a first off the bus type of player, and in spite of size and length, is nimble and very mobile. The future Duck thrives off a physical style and run blocks at a high level. Crader’s ability to hold up in pass pro isn’t far off either, as one of several really intriguing tackles in this class.
Fox committed to Oregon back in November of 2021, but has had some interesting developments in his recruitment since. The 4-star Washington OT recently received offers from the Georgia Bulldogs and Pittsburg Panthers, a pair of schools where he plans to take visits to this coming spring and summer.
As for Justin Williams, a 4-star LB who is currently favored to land with the Ducks according to 247Sports’ Crystal Ball Predictions, a big jump in the rankings was seen as well. Williams is all the way up to No. 39 per On3’s rankings, where he previously sat at No. 103.
Linebacker Justin Williams is one of the nation’s best athletes at the position and was among the biggest risers in this 2024 On300. The District Defensive Player out of the Year out of Conroe (Texas) Oak Ridge in North Houston, Williams rose up 65 spots into the top 40 nationally as plagued opposing offensive play-callers much of last fall. The uber-athletic middle backer has special speed to get sideline to sideline and continuously flies to the ball. Williams reads and reacts at a high rate, and is a sure-tackler capable of providing some jaunting pops on occasion. The Texas linebacker has a knack for ripping balls loose and can be an effective pass-rush piece and is proven at clogging up running lanes. Oregon is the favorite early on the RPM for one of the nation’s best defenders.
According to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, Williams is the No. 37 ranked player in the nation.
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