Tetairoa McMillan, nation's No. 5 WR, commits to Oregon over Arizona, USC


Mario Cristobal and Bryan McClendon are a scary recruiting duo.

Ever since Cristobal hired his new wide receivers coach, the Ducks have brought in unprecedented talent on the outside including Troy Franklin, Dont'e Thornton and Isaiah Brevard last cycle.

In 2021, that momentum has only continued, getting verbal commitments from 4-star Isaiah Sategna, 4-star Nicholas Anderson, and 3-star (likely soon-to-be 4-star) Stephon Johnson. Then on Monday, the flock grew stronger.

Tetairoa McMillan, the nation's No. 5 wide receiver and composite four-star prospect, committed to the Oregon Ducks over Arizona and USC adding to the Ducks embarrassment of riches.

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The 6'3", 185-pound pass-catcher is ranked as the nation's No. 27 overall player by 247Sports and No. 62 overall player in composite rating. Regionally speaking, 247Sports has him as California's No. 2 player and composite ranking has him at No. 4 within the state. 

His comparison list is even more impressive than his ranking, however. Analysts have compared him to prolific receivers such as A.J. Green and 247Sports National Recruiting Analyst Greg Biggins compares him to Keenan Allen with a first-round NFL Draft projection.

"Has a long, 6-4 frame and plenty of room to add good weight," wrote Biggins in May 2021. "Shows the ability to be a dominant two-way player but is being recruited primarily as a receiver. Has high level body control, is a natural pass catcher and makes the spectacular catch look routine. Is a standout basketball and volleyball player and uses his jumping ability to routinely win jump ball battles down the field or in the red zone. Has very good hands and his ability to adjust to the football is exceptional. Isn’t a burner but is very good after the catch and is a very polished route runner. Catches the ball well through contact and just needs to work on his top end speed to take his game to another level."


With his commitment, the Ducks jump Clemson and Florida State for the nation's No. 9 recruiting class nationally in 2022, easily atop the Pac-12 as well.