With the current state of the world things have been quiet on the recruiting front for most schools in college football, Oregon included. However, they have finally picked up another 2020 commitment in the form of Terrell Tilmon, a hybrid outside linebacker/defensive end out of Arlington, Texas.
Tilmon has very impressive athletic numbers, recording a 4.8 40-second time at the Opening Regional last year, and a 31.4-inch vertical at that same event. Combine that with him measuring at 6’4,” it’s hard to see why he is only listed as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports. Part of the reason for that could be his slender build. On his 247 Sports player profile, he is only listed at 200 LBS, and his Twitter bio states that he weighs 215 LBS. Either way, that’s a slender build, but he still has yet to enter his senior year of high school. That, combined with him yet to be in a college weight room, should relieve concerns about his weight. And with that athleticism, there’s a lot to like.
This is also big for Oregon because they have struggled to recruit in Texas during the Mario Cristobal Era. In the early part of the 2010s, a lot of Oregon’s success was led by players from Texas, but despite recruiting at the highest level in program history, Texas has largely been a non-factor in that. Now, they have a commitment from Texas, and being able to get back into Texas could help the recruiting to an even higher level than it’s been at.
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