It has been a wonderful begin to Nationwide Signing Day for Oregon. Head coach Dan Lanning can be delighted to have secured the signatures of five-star defensive lineman Matayo Uiagalelei, and flipped five-star security Peyton Bowen from Notre Dame and quarterback Austin Novosad from Baylor. The three recruits put the Geese within the top-ten of the consensus school soccer recruiting rankings for subsequent season. They now have three five-star recruits heading to Eugene in 2023.
Large Day for Geese
Dan Lanning would have had loads of motive to smile on Wednesday morning. The Oregon Geese head coach has secured three large signatures heading into subsequent season. Defensive lineman Matayo Uiagalelei, brother of former Clemson QB, DJ, security Peyton Bowen, and Austin Novosad, as soon as dedicated to Baylor will each be heading to Eugene.
Oregon flipped Peyton Bowen and Austin Novasad out of nowhere as we speak.
Matayo Uiagalelei picked Oregon as we speak after the Geese appeared like a distant third for a while.
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Matayo Uiagalelei is five-star recruit out of California and he’ll keep fairly near house. There have been rumors swirling that his brother, DJ, would observe his little brother wherever he ended up, however these are, as but, unconfirmed.
The 6-foot-5 260 lbs defensive finish obtained affords from 20 of the highest colleges within the nation together with Alabama, USC, Clemson, Michigan and Ohio State. Nonetheless, he has chosen to ply his commerce in Oregon.
Becoming a member of him can be five-star recruit Peyton Bowen, who was heading to Notre Dame earlier than Dan Lanning satisfied the proficient security to flip. Bowen is the second-ranked security and second-ranked recruit out of Texas on this draft class. The 6-foot-1 defensive again will assist catapult Oregon up the consensus recruiting rankings for 2023. Bowen and Uiagalelei make up two of three five-star recruits that assist give Oregon the primary recruiting class within the Pac-12. They’re additionally a top-ten recruiting class general.
Oregon have additionally managed to flip quarterback Austin Novosad from Baylor. Novosad dedicated to Baylor at round this time final yr, however one yr later his head has been turned. Novosad is a four-star recruit out of Texas and he’s the consensus number-ten quarterback on this class.
“The tradition and crew that coach Lanning creates is superb,” Novosad mentioned. “He’s a really particular man whenever you get to satisfy him and discuss with him. Lastly, the offensive match that Oregon delivered to the desk was onerous to cross up. The power to play in large video games and throw to some large time playmakers was additionally a giant half in my determination.”
All three can be large items of the crew within the years to return.