Oregon Ducks

Oregon Ducks

Ducks fans will have to wait a little longer to see if they'll be welcoming Xavier Worthy to the flock.

The four-star speedster was set to announce his commitment on June 27th before deciding to postpone it to an unannounced date Sunday morning.

Interestingly, just 19 hours prior he had tweeted "7 days" which was served as a countdown until his commitment, at the time.

Additionally, last week he tweeted that he doesn't plan to change his mind once he makes his decision.

Worthy, a composite four-star recruit ranked the nation's No. 11 wide receiver by 247Sports and No. 32 by composite ranking, was expected to choose Oregon on Saturday as 100% of crystal ball predictions had the Ducks as his destination. 

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Earlier this month, the California native named his top-six which Oregon was the only Pac-12 team. The Ducks are competing with Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, and Alabama for Worthy's commitment.

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247Sports national recruiting editor Brandon Huffman projects Worthy as a Day 3 NFL Draft selection and compares him to DeSean Jackson.

Explosive speedster with elite speed (10.55 PR in 100m as sophomore), dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. Crisp route runner, with ability to quickly gain separation and stretch the field. Natural pass-catcher who can get deep consistently while also taking shorter passes. Good body control and ability to adjust to throws. Also adept punt and kick returner. Slender frame will need to add weight and strength. Projects as immediate impact Power 5 player and second or third day NFL draft pick.

 

So far this recruiting cycle, Mario Cristobal's hire of former South Carolina assistant coach and 2014 247Sports Recruiter of the Year Bryan McClendon to coach wide receivers in Eugene seems to be paying off as the Ducks are on pace to have the best wide receiver class in program history.  

Four-star Kyron Ware-Hudson (nation's No. 22 WR) committed back in December and five-star Troy Franklin (nation's No. 2 wide receiver) committed to Oregon last week. Additionally, they're the favorites to land four-star Dont'e Thornton (nation's No. 6 wide receiver). 

If Worthy ultimately decides to attend the University of Oregon, whoever is slinging the rock in 2021 for Oregon will have some weapons at their disposal on the outside.

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