Talk about a rough 24 hours for fans of the Washington Huskies…
After suffering the worst defeat in program history, falling 13-7 at home to the Montana Grizzlies, an FCS school, Washington fans have to wake up on Sunday morning to see that their former 4-star defensive line commit, Ben Roberts, has decided to spend his time a few hours south, agreeing to play for the Oregon Ducks.
Roberts is a 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman out of East High School in Utah. He is rated as the No. 36 defensive lineman in the nation, and had several offers from Baylor, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, UCLA, and USC.
After Roberts announced his commitment to the Huskies in late June, a curious post of his visit to Eugene for Oregon’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ popped up on social media, leading to speculation about his ultimate destination. Eventually, he de-committed from Washington, which leads us to his announcement on Sunday morning.
Even before the Roberts commitment, Oregon’s 2022 recruiting class is ranked No. 7 nationally and No. 1 in the conference. Adding a 4-star prospect is sure to make that number climb a bit.