One of the biggest, if not the biggest, question looking ahead to next season of Oregon football, is who will replace the departing Justin Herbert at quarterback?
If Herbert’s heir isn’t already on campus in Tyler Shough, he will be soon when 2020 QB commit Jay Butterfield steps foot in Eugene on January 4th.
It's official - one week from today will be my last day of high school. See you on January 4th Eugene! I'm ready to get to work! pic.twitter.com/MZOkTM9Jcv— JayButter#9 (@jay_butterfield) December 12, 2019
The 6-foot-6, 202 pound signal caller out of Brentwood, CA is rated as the third best pro style passer in this upcoming high school class according to 247Sports. Rivals’ Recruiting Director Mike farrell has claimed he could be a future first day NFL Draft selection.
Butterfield is a tall quarterback with a great frame to fill out who has a strong arm but can also move around a bit. He’s raw, but his talents are evident and he could be a first-rounder down the line if he develops.
Following the official departure of offensive coordinator Marcus Arroyo, the Ducks commit tweeted out his commitment to UO still stood. Arroyo was among his main recruiters to come to Eugene, but clearly wasn’t the only determining factor.
Still locked in!! 🦆 pic.twitter.com/jzCzVsdoGT— JayButter#9 (@jay_butterfield) December 12, 2019
Butterfield will join Bradley Yaffe and Cale Millen (coming off shoulder injury) at the quarterback position on the Ducks' roster next season.
When Butterfield starts practicing with the team, expect him to push Shough for the starting job this fall.
His high school highlights are below.