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Keon Sabb, nation's No. 1 athlete, lists Oregon Ducks inside top-6

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On the first day high school prospects can go on official visits with college football staffs, one of the nation's top prospects revealed his top-6 teams which includes the Ducks.

Keon Sabb listed a top-6 of Clemson, Oregon, Penn State, Georgia, Texas A&M, and LSU Tuesday afternoon via his Twitter.

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The 6'2", 200-pound 5-start athlete is listed as the nation's No. 1 athlete in both composite score and 247Sports evaluation. He's listed as the nation's No. 19 overall player by composite score while 247Sports has him as the nation's No. 7 prospect.

Sabb discussed his top-6 with Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports citing a former Ducks wide receiver as influencing his decision.

"Juwan Johnson from my hometown went there and told me a lot about the school and how they're different than everybody else," said Sabb. 

The IMG Academy safety added "Coach (Mario) Cristobal... reaches out to me and my dad and texts us all the time. The relationship with my dad is very strong.”

Sabb has three official visits scheduled for June at Penn State (June 4th), Georgia (June 18th) and Texas A&M (June 25th) along with an unofficial visit with Clemson set for June 11th. 

247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn projects Sabb as a future first-round NFL Draft pick with a player comparison of Justin Simmons.

 

"Excellent frame for free safety," he wrote in late-2018. "Carries 175 pounds well and can easily add 20 pounds. High-level basketball player. Has skill set for free safety and nickel. Quick feet. Has loose hips and can turn and run with receiver. Drives well on ball in front. Tracks ball and is instinctive. Plays physical in run game. Needs to be more aggressive attacking ball. Often leads with shoulder rather than wrapping when tackling. Fine-tuning footwork important. Adding strength throughout frame needed. Multi-year starter at top 15 program with early-round NFL Draft ceiling."