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Oregon Ducks make strong early impression, jump into ESPN’s top-25 recruiting rankings

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The 2023 recruiting cycle is still young, but Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks have made a nice early impression.

While they only have 3 commitments on the books — 4-star CB Cole Martin, 4-star WR Jurrion Dickey, and 3-star DL Tevita Pome’e — the Ducks have been able to jump into the top-25 for ESPN’s 2023 recruiting rankings, sitting at No. 22 on the list. Here is ESPN’s take on Oregon’s current class of commitments:

New head coach Dan Lanning led Georgia’s championship defense last year, but now focuses on trying to build a similar type unit with the Ducks. ESPN 300 CB Martin is a good place to start; he is a player with good feet and upside. They landed two big targets for their passing attack in Dickey and Kyler Kasper, who both check in at more than 6-foot-2 and can win contested matchups.

Of course, ESPN has 4-star WR Kyler Kasper listed as a member of the 2023 class, though he announced after his commitment on Easter that he would be reclassifying and joining the team this summer.

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Regardless, the fact that Oregon is in the top-25 is significant, because it offers a stark contrast from the 247Sports team recruiting rankings, where the Ducks are currently ranked at No. 37 in the nation. It is also worth nothing that according to ESPN, the Ducks are ranked two spots higher than the Miami Hurricanes, but are still the third-ranked team in the Pac-12, trailing USC (9) and Colorado (21).

As we mentioned earlier, there is still a long way to go before the 2023 class is finalized, but Oregon is in a good position early on to make some waves in Lanning’s first full year recruiting in Eugene.

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