Exactly a week after landing three-star defensive end/linebacker hybrid Terrell Tilmon, the Ducks have picked up their highest-ranked commit in the 2021 recruiting cycle up to this point in the form of four-star offensive lineman Bram Walden.
God Got Me pic.twitter.com/6pV5mZWKDq— Bram Walden (@bramwalden42) May 8, 2020
Walden is an Adidas All-American and comes in ranked as the number 84 overall recruit in the 247 Sports composite rankings and the 14th ranked offensive tackle, as well as the top player in the state of Arizona.
According to 247 Sports, Walden is listed at 6’4″ and 270 LBS, which is already a great size to be at when you also consider that his scouting report shows that his weight is well distributed. On top of that, he has long arms and is a good athlete that can more than hold his own in pass protection, but according to Blair Angulo, he can also “reach the second level in the run game.”
This season Oregon is likely not going to be taking a full class of the allotted 25 scholarships in each recruiting cycle, and the offensive line is going to be one of the key parts of this class. Walden is the top offensive tackle on the West Coast, which makes this pickup even more important because the West is not flush with top offensive line prospects. As far as prospects in the Western region of the country go, this allows the coaching staff to turn their attention to Kingsley Suamataia, who is a top-70 prospect nationally.
With this commitment, Oregon is now at seven commits overall with five of those being four-star prospects. This pickup will also catapult Oregon from 25th nationally to 20th, which shows how strong this class is at this point with just seven commits.
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