Oregon Ducks land 5-star, nation's No. 5 ranked long snapper Luke Basso


The Oregon football recruiting class of 2021 just keeps growing and growing.

Earlier this week, Mario Cristobal and the Ducks landed Jabril McNeill, a 6'4", 225-pound prospect out of North Carolina and rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports and the nation's No. 13 outside linebacker, No. 215 overall.

Four days later, another commit on defense: four-star safety Daymon David from Reisterstown, Maryland, a 6'1", 178-pound composite four-star prospect who is ranked as the nation's No. 12 safety by composite score (No. 229 nationally) and No. 13 by 247Sports (No. 195 nationally). 

On Saturday, more stars are heading to Eugene, Oregon.

The nation’s No. 5 ranked and five-star long snapper Luke Basso from Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon has committed to Oregon as a PWO (Preferred Walk On).

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The 6-foot-2, 205-pound long snapper has been training with a familiar face in the Oregon Football community: former Duck long snapper Tanner Carew (2014-2017), who signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft. Carew is now a free agent in the NFL.

Here is a breakdown of the star-ranking system of long snappers on the Chris Rubio website:

According to analysis, Basso is a “flat out stud”:  


Basso was tremendous at the Rubio Long Snapping Camp in TX on June 14th, 2020. He is growing quickly and can easily pass an eyeball test for a college recruiter. He easily has one of the best attitudes you will ever see and it would surprise me to see him as the mayor of any town he lives in for the rest of his life. Now, to his Long Snapping...flat out stud. Snaps a really smooth ball and is easily under .75 at all times. He makes it look effortless and all snaps are super accurate. Sky is the limit for Basso.