5-star defensive lineman Jayden Wayne visits the Oregon Ducks this weekend



After a 26-16 win over Washington, the Oregon Ducks are expected to host a selection of Washington’s top prospects on unofficial visits this weekend for the game against Washington State.

Ford Sports Performance, a training facility with one of the best 7-on-7 schedules in the country, plans to bring in several of its top athletes this weekend.

On Monday, a major Washington target was added to the roster, as 247Sports five-star defensive lineman Jayden Wayne announced his intention to make a return trip to Eugene for the game:

The 6-foot-5, 245-pound defensive lineman of Lincoln High School (Tacoma, Wash.) Is ranked 29th among the nation’s prospects in the class of 2023, making him the second five-star prospect to confirm his weekend visit.

2022 class five-star wide receiver Kevin Coleman is also expected to be in Eugene.

Wayne, who has already made several trips to Oregon, is developing a strong bond with the coaching staff.

“They recruit me hard,” he said. “Coach (Mario) Cristobal is real. We talk a lot. Our relationship is pretty good. Coach Joe (Salave’a), too.

According to Brandon Huffman, 247Sports national scouting editor, Wayne is projecting himself as a future NFL star and drew comparisons to Chandler Jones:

“Wayne has the length and speed to beat blockers on the ball and the explosiveness to LOS to get into the backfield quickly. Needs to add strength and improve his arsenal of moves, with a little work. on his technique, but his raw athleticism, with continued development, could turn him into an elite passer. Plays with good leverage and shoots the ball, and is solid in his ability to disengage. Also shows skill in bursts and balls during the attack.

Oregon is one of eight Pac-12 conference programs seeking its first cohort of 2023, while UCLA, Oregon State, Utah, and USC have one. each.

– Andrew Nemec | [email protected] | @AndrewNemec


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