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Oregon Ducks Land Massive Four-Star IOL Alai Kalaniuvalu

Offensive Line Coach A'lique Terry
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Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks continued their big recruiting month on July 10. The Ducks landed a commitment from four-star interior offensive lineman Alai Kalaniuvalu from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. Kalaniuvala is originally from Provo, Utah. He credited Ducks OL coach A'lique Terry for the decision.

This gives Dan Lanning and the Ducks their 16th commitment for the 2025 class. Oregon's recruiting success in July has been jaw-dropping. After receiving a commitment from Dakorien Moore last week. Kalaniuvalu adds to an impressive set of incoming offensive linemen, joining Ziyare Addison and Demetri Manning. Oregon's class currently ranks No. 4 overall per On3's rankings.

Meet Alai Kalaniuvalu

Kalaniuvalu is an inside offensive lineman who ranks among the top 250 players in the 2025 cycle.ESPN ranks him as the No. 1 IOL in the nation. At 6-foot-4 and 305 pounds, he brings more size to the Oregon offensive line. Kalaniuvalu played some left tackle his sophomore year before he moved to Bishop Gorman, where he ultimately became a center.

Kalaniuvalu initially played high school ball in his hometown in Utah but is finishing his prep playing days at Bishop Gorman. His playing style and on-field IQ caught the attention of Bishop's coaching staff, leading to his transfer to the elite prep program after his sophomore season. Kalaniuvalu received glaring reviews from Greg Riggins of 247Sports: "He's one of the strongest players in the country." Riggins also noted, "He has enough length to project as a Power Four prospect and a future NFL player." He is a top-flight prospect.

How Does This Affect The Ducks?

The Ducks needed this commitment, in particular, more than others they have received, because the offensive line is a specific position of need. Oregon has reeled in (so far) the No. 4 class overall, garnering nationwide attention. However, before Kalaniuvalu's commitment, the Ducks had not landed an IOL rated four stars or higher in the 2025 cycle. The only other OL commitment the Ducks hold is from Ziyare Addison, a four-star tackle.

Oregon continues to appeal to players of Polynesian descent, such as Penei Sewell.

Penei Sewell in his Oregon uniform
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The offensive line is a unit of five players. Those five players engage in close combat in the trenches. Depth is necessary along the offensive and defensive lines. Kalaniuvalu's commitment lends Oregon's front line depth and future high-end potential.

Stay tuned to College Football Dawgs for continued reporting on the Oregon Ducks and college football recruiting news.


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