Fresh off a Civil War victory, Oregon has picked up a commitment from 2021 inside linebacker Keith Brown. Brown is the number one inside linebacker in his class, according to 247 Sports. He is also from Lebanon, Oregon, so he is a local product.
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— Keith Brown (@KeithBrown2121) December 1, 2019
Keith Brown Commits to Oregon
This is a big one. It might not be much of a surprise to most, given the relationship Brown has seemed to build with the Oregon coaching staff, and with new Oregon commit Noah Sewell in the 2020 class.
However, it could be a bit of a surprise that he decided to commit during his junior year of high school. Again, all signs in his recruitment pointed to Oregon, but Oregon was clearly the choice if he is deciding to make this decision now.
The 2020 class for Oregon is very strong. However, the 2021 class has an early look of being a special class. Again, it’s early. The early Signing Day for the 2021 class is still more than a full calendar year away.
With that being said, Brown becomes to second-highest ranked recruit in the class, but Seven McGee is nearly a top-50 recruit and the number two running back in his class.
This class was ranked 13th nationally before Brown’s commitment.
Again, it is early and there’s a lot more recruiting to be done for the 2021 class with over a full calendar year before the early signing day. However, this staff is off to a great start. Also, the top recruiters in college football are always looking at the next year. So it’s never too early to start focusing on 2021.
Also, Brown is a linebacker prospect the state doesn’t normally see. When you are based in Oregon and there’s a prospect like this, you have to land him.
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