Oregon Ducks

Four-Star DB recruit Deommodore Lenoir decommits from Oregon

Oregon Ducks

Four-star defensive back recruit Deommodore Lenoir announced today via twitter that he has decommitted from the Oregon Ducks. 


Lenoir, out of Los Angeles, Calif., is rated by Rivals.com as the third best defensive back prospect in the country and No. 83 overall. 

According to 247Sports, the loss of Lenoir could be a huge development for the Ducks, who finished the season with a 4-8 record, leaving coach Mark Helfrich and his staff's jobs in jeopardy. 

Lenoir, according to 247Sports' report, is teammates and/or friends with several other key Oregon commits, including three-star athlete Nick Pickett, four-star athlete Jaylen Redd

Oregon's coaches hit the recruiting trail on Sunday following a disappointing 34-24 loss at Oregon State. However, the staff did so not knowing if they would have jobs when they returned. 

Oregon athletic director Rob Mullens is scheduled to meet with Helfrich either later today or later this week. A decision regarding Helfrich's future at Oregon is expected to be announced following that meeting. 

Having coaches head out to recruit while their jobs appear to be in doubt seems like a poor strategy for keeping committed recruits onboard.  Time will tell how Oregon's recruiting is ultimately impacted by the delay in making a decision on Helfrich, keeping Helfrich or firing Helfrich. 


Oregon's 2017 class now has 14 commits and is ranked 36th in the nation, according to Rivals.com

Lenoir is being recruited by UO defensive backs coach John Neal.