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The Oregon Ducks got a big recruiting win on Sunday morning when 4-star wide receiver Kyler Kasper announced his commitment to the Oregon Ducks, choosing to come to Eugene instead of going across the country to the Tennessee Volunteers or Iowa Hawkeyes.
After the initial commitment news came out, an even bigger shoe dropped, with the word being reported that Kasper was reclassifying to the class of 2022 and choosing to join the Ducks this summer.
This news doesn’t change the magnitude of the win for Oregon, but alters which recruiting class we are celebrating. No longer do fans have to temper that excitement to see the 6-foot-5 Kasper in Autzen Stadium for another year, but they can anticipate seeing him in the green and yellow this fall.
It also changes Oregon’s standing when it comes to the 2022 recruiting rankings a bit as well. The Ducks already held the No. 1 spot in the Pac-12 after the addition of Josh Conerly, but with Kasper reclassifying to 2022, this bumps Oregon up in the national rankings a bit as well, notably putting them ahead of Mario Cristobal and the Miami Hurricanes.
Here are the projected rankings after Kasper’s reclassification:
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