The Oregon Ducks are ranked No. 9 in the AP Poll and they have three players ranked in the top 100 of the country, the third-most in the country.
However, they are in the midst of an offseason overhaul that will likely see their defense lose some of its key pieces.
In fact, Oregon is not even in the same top 100 as Texas, the top-ranked team in the Pac-12.
The Longhorns are ranked ahead of Oregon at No. 12, while Oregon is No. 4.
That’s because the Ducks are recruiting their top recruits, including the top two recruits in the class of 2021.
That doesn’t mean that Oregon’s recruiting class is going to be a top-20 unit.
They may have three or four players ranked No, 20 or 21 in the 2018 class, but it’s probably a good indication of where the Ducks might be ranked heading into the 2019 class.
The first thing to know about the Oregon recruiting class that has a lot of experience and high expectations is that it’s not all going to come together for the Ducks.
That said, the Ducks’ recruiting class looks very good.
The Oregon Ducks have three top-10 players and one top-100 recruit in 2021.
This is a pretty good class.
Oregon’s top recruiting class in 2018:Senior cornerback Demetrious Cox (No. 13), junior linebacker Myles Jack (No 16) and sophomore wide receiver Josh Doctson (No 27) are expected to help Oregon’s defense.
In 2019, Oregon’s top five players are expected: corner, linebacker, wide receiver, cornerback and running back.
The Ducks will have to replace a lot, but they will have a lot to prove in 2019.
If the Ducks do have a few players ranked above them in 2019, it will be in the early 2020s.
It’s not surprising that Oregon will be ranked higher than the Longhorns, who are No. 8 in the latest AP Poll.
They’re ranked ahead at No, 7.
The Ducks will also be ranked ahead by a lot with one of their top recruiting classes in the past decade, but there are a few key players that the Ducks have to turn to for 2018 and 2019.
The biggest one is cornerback Demets Cox.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Cox has had some struggles with injuries, but he is a big, physical player.
He was ranked in Top 50 of Rivals.com and ESPN.com in 2019 and he had a huge impact on Oregon’s offense last year.
He’s an athlete that Oregon is going all in on.
His talent and his character should make him a perfect fit with the Ducks as they rebuild their defense.
The secondary is also loaded, with safety Nick Wilson, cornerbacks Deon Cain and DeAndre Washington and safety Kevin White.
Oregon is ranked second nationally in both of those areas and they will need to replace some of their other key pieces with the 2019 recruiting class.
In terms of their 2018 recruiting class, there were four players in the Top 20.
The other four are tight end Zach Bell, wide receivers Deon Curtis and Tyler Lockett, cornerback Michael Kupp and running backs Josh Docts and Jordon Johnson.
The 2018 Oregon Ducks will need a few new pieces to compete with Texas and UCLA.
The 2017 Oregon Ducks were ranked fourth nationally and were the top team in conference for three consecutive years.
The 2018 Oregon players should help the Ducks compete in 2019 as well.
The 2017 Oregon recruits are expected in 2019 for two reasons.
First, they need to compete for a starting spot in 2018.
Second, the 2019 Oregon Ducks can play a major role in helping the Ducks in 2019 because of the quality of the recruiting class coming in.
This 2018 Oregon recruiting picture looks like it has a ton of talent.
The players are talented, and the recruiting cycle is full of talented players.
Oregon will have plenty of talent to contend with in 2019 with the top classes in 2019 in 2021 and 2021.
It’s just a matter of when the Ducks start competing with the Longhorn and UCLA, which is probably a few months away.
Oregon has a great chance to make the College Football Playoff and win it all in 2019 if the 2019 players continue to show that they can compete at a high level.