With the 2018 season one day away, Oregon has already picked up an early win.
On Thursday, 3-star OLB/DE Treven Ma’ae verbally announced his commitment to the Ducks, making him Oregon’s 21st commitment of the 2019 class. The Ducks now have the nation’s No. 4 ranked recruiting class; sitting behind Alabama, Georgia and Texas A&M — this could be the type of class the completely changes Oregon’s future.
Ma’ae (6-foot-4, 240), who hails from talent-rich Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, is that stat's No. 2 recruit.
While currently listed as a defensive end in the composite rankings, Ma’ae will probably play outside linebacker in Oregon’s scheme. Size-wise, he reminds me of current Ducks OLB Justin Hollins but depending on how much Ma’ae fills out will decide where he eventually finds a home in Oregon’s front seven.
Ma’ae held offers from most of the top schools in the nation, including Oklahoma, USC, California, Louisville, Nebraska and Arizona State. His commitment gives Oregon its fourth linebacker commit of the class, a position the Ducks were in desperate need of with Hollins graduating and junior MLB Troy Dye expected to test the NFL draft-waters this spring.