The Oregon Ducks received a big-time recruiting commitment on Friday afternoon, with four-star running back Dante Dowdell announcing he plans to play his college ball in Eugene.
Dowdell, who is the No. 20 RB and No. 298 player overall in the 2023 class, chose the Ducks over Ole Miss and Tennessee. He joins four-star cornerback Cole Martin, four-star wide receiver Jurrion Dickey and three-star defensive lineman Tevita Pome’e in the Oregon’s recruit class.
The commitment from Dowdell didn’t move the Ducks up in the Pac-12 recruiting rankings, but it gave them a significant bump in the national 2023 class rankings. They went into Friday ranked No. 37 according to 247Sports. So where do they stand now?
Let’s take a look…
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