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Oregon Lands Five-Star Running Back Jordon Davison


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Dan Lanning and the Oregon Ducks continue their dominance on the recruiting trail. This time, they land their first running back commit. Jordon Davison announced his commitment to the Ducks via Instagram Live on Friday. Davison is listed as a five-star running back on Rivals, and four-stars on other recruiting sites.



Davison made his decision after receiving offers from Michigan, Ohio State and Alabama. Rivals has Davison listed as the No. 18 overall player in the country and No. 2 running back recruit in the country. On3 also has him listed as a top-100 ranked player in the nation and the No. 5 overall running back.


Who is Jordon Davison?

Davison is a big, physical, between-the-tackles running back that any school would dream to have if you prioritize the run game. Oregon is known as a team who does just that, and this decision will bode well for him. Davison is listed at 6-foot, 216 pounds. He resides in Santa Ana, Calif. This once again shows Oregon's recruiting dominance on the West Coast during a time when USC's recruiting has been going through a significant regression.



Davison has enough power to gain yards after contact and finish strong but he also exhibits the ability to burst outside of the tackles and break a big run for a long gain. Davison is an elite, pure running back who also can benefit from his vision and knows when to make the right jump cuts. He is no less than a top 5 running back in this class, and in Rivals' case, he is the second-ranked running back overall.



How Does This Affect Oregon?

This affects Oregon in an extremely positive manner. The Ducks 2025 recruiting class was already ranked No. 8 nationally according to On3, but now you should expect them to make a push toward the top 5. The Ducks had yet to land a pure running back commitment until now, although they landed Dierre Hill. Hill is listed as an athlete, but could very well be a big-play running back down the stretch. Nonetheless, Davison is in line to be the running back of the future for the Ducks.



Davison exhibits the best ability to go in between the tackles and gain tough yards, while Hill could end up being a third-down back and pass catcher out of the backfield. Davison will gear up to be the future starting running back in Eugene. He is the best running back commitment the Ducks have received since Jordon James, who is primed for his first and last season as a Duck's starting running back in 2024.



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