4-star CB Jahlil Florence commits to Oregon Ducks over Michigan, UW


The Oregon Ducks got another one.

2022 cornerback Jahlil Florence verbally committed to the Oregon Ducks Thursday morning, weeks after a visit to Eugene for the annual 'Saturday Night Live' recruiting camp.

Shortly after the visit, he told Ducks Digest's Max Torres that a decision seemed  imminent while raving about Mario Cristobal.

"Coach Cristobal is just making something great with Oregon right now. That’s something everyone wants to be a part of," Florence said.

Now, he's officially a Duck. 

The 6'1", 180-pound San Diego native holds a four-star rating by 247Sports as the nation's No. 33 CB and No. 30 player in California. However, due to three-star ratings by ESPN and Rivals, he's a composite three-star as the nation's No. 37 CB, No. 26 player in California and No. 268 nationally regardless of position.

As a junior, Florence ran a 11.01 second 100-meter dash and 22.58 second 200 meter dash.

Florence is the first cornerback pledge for the Ducks in 2022 but joins safeties Trejon Williams and Landon Hullaby in the secondary.

Florence's high school teammate and Oregon target Jalil Tucker will announce his commitment on August 20th. The two are not a package deal but playing with a close friend in college is always appealing. Tucker's a four-star athlete ranked as the nation's No. 61 overall player by 247Sports. 

With Florence's commitment, the Ducks jumped Texas A&M to be the nation's No. 11 recruiting class. If Tucker follows suit, the Ducks can jump as high as No. 9 leapfrogging Texas and Clemson as their classes currently stand.