Oregon has seen its first decommitment in the 2021 class since the departure of cornerbacks coach Donte’ Williams to USC.
The recruit to decommit is four-star athlete Anthony Beavers Jr. out of Narbonne High School in Harbor City, California.
As of Today, My Recruitment Is Wide Open – Anthony Beavers JR💯
— DreamChaser🏁🏁 (@BeaversAnthony) February 12, 2020
This doesn’t come as a surprise. Beavers has been seen as a potential recruit to decommit from Oregon even if Williams were still on staff, however, Williams deciding to leave and go to USC was apparently the final nail in the coffin, given the timing.
Beavers had been committed since April 15th, but with him reopening his recruitment, it brings Oregon’s 2021 class to five commits at this point in time.
Of course, it is still very early in the cycle, so this Oregon staff still has a chance to get Beavers back in the fold, but only time will tell.
With that being said, Greg Biggins, National Recruiting Analyst for 247 Sports has his crystal ball set for Beavers to go to USC, so don’t be surprised if he ends up committed to USC at some point in the cycle.
This is the first ripple felt on the recruiting trail in terms of a player backing off his commitment from Oregon since Williams left, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to overreact for Oregon fans.
Mario Cristobal has nailed every hire he’s made to this point, and Keith Hayward, a very strong recruiter in his own right, has spent time recruiting Beavers, and he coaches in the secondary, which was also where Williams was coaching.
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