National Signing Day: Talented classes for Ducks, Beavers include local stars

Ducks, Beavers happy with recruiting classes

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Twenty-two local high school football players signed letters of intent to play at Division I colleges and both Oregon and Oregon State were effusive in their praise of their 2017 recruiting classes on Wednesday.

It was a good National Signing Day for the state of Oregon.

"We feel really good about our class, every single one of them," said Oregon head coach Willie Taggart. "I think we're headed in the right direction. I feel good about the guys that we added."

One local player, West Linn four-star offensive tackle Alex Forsyth, signed with the Ducks. The Ducks signed 13 four-star athletes and 12 three-star recruits.

National prognosticators were impressed with the Ducks' class, with Scout.com ranking it as high as No. 16. It was ranked 18th by Rivals.com and 20th by 247Sports.com.

WATCH: Press conference with Oregon coach Willie Taggart

Oregon State was also pleased with its collection of recruits. The Beavers signed three 4-star athletes and 19 3-star athletes.  

"The people that we took, the young men that we had, we fought like crazy, they stuck with us through some tremendous, tremendous recruiting battles," said Head coach Gary Andersen. "It was like a recruiting cycle like I've never been through with the competitiveness."

Oregon State's recruiting class included a few local players, including Sherwood High School's David Morris and Josh Bowcut, and Central Catholic's Travis Mackay. Morris, a four-star linebacker, garnered high praise from Andersen.

"David Morris is, in my opinion, by far the best player in the state of Oregon this year and it's not even close," he said.

Recruiting services ranked the Beavers' class among the top 50, with Scout and Rivals ranking it No. 43 and 247Sports.com giving it a ranking of 49

WATCH: Press conference with Oregon State coach Gary Andersen (interview starts at 1:20.00)

Oregon Ducks

Here is a look at the Ducks' recruits who signed letters of intent today. Players are ranked by their star ratings. When a player has conflicting ratings from different recruiting sites, the highest rating will be used.

FOUR STARS (13)

DEOMMODORE LENOIR -- CORNERBACK
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 170
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

BRAXTON BURMEISTER -- QUARTERBACK
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 196
Hometown: La Jolla, California

SAMPSON NIU -- INSIDE LINEBACKER
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 217
Hometown: San Diego, California

BRUCE JUDSON JR. -- RUNNING BACK
Rating (athlete): 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-9 / 184
Hometown: Cocoa, Florida

THOMAS GRAHAM -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-11, 175)
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

RUTGER REITMAIER -- DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-3, 270
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee

ALEX FORSYTH -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-5 / 310
Hometown: West Linn, Oregon

CYRUS HABIBI-LIKIO -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-1 / 211
Hometown: Mountain View, California

CJ VERDELL -- RUNNING BACK
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-9 / 195
Hometown: Chula Vista, California

GEORGE MOORE -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-7 / 308
Hometown: Antioch, California

JAYLON REDD -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-9 / 180
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, California

POPO AUMAVAE -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-4 / 315
Hometown: Stockton, California

ISAAC SLADE-MATAUTIA -- OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 206
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

THREE STARS (12)

POPO AUMAVAE – DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-4 / 315
Hometown: Stockton, California

DAEWOOD DAVIS – WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-2 / 175
Hometown: Deerfield Beach, Florida

DARRIAN FELIX -- RUNNING BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-11 / 194
Hometown: Fort Myers, Florida

DEMETRI BURCH -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating (athlete): 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-11, 181
Hometown: Apopka, Florida

ADAM STACK -- KICKER
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals)
Height/weight: 6-2, 175)
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

JORDAN SCOTT -- DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-1, 345
Hometown: Largo, Florida

BILLY GIBSON -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-1, 185
Hometown: Miami, Florida

NICK PICKETT -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-2, 185
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

JOHNNY JOHNSON III -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-0 / 194
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

DARRIAN MCNEAL -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 5-9 / 160
Hometown: Seffner, Florida

AUSTIN FAOLIU -- DEFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-3 / 285
Hometown: Santa Ana, California

*CODY SHEAR -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/weight: 6-4 / 285
Hometown: Eugene, Oregon

* Flipped commitment on signing day from Arizona to Oregon

Oregon State Beavers

Here is a look at the Beavers'' recruits who have signed letters of intent so far today. Players are ranked by their star ratings. When a player has conflicting ratings from different recruiting sites, the highest rating will be used.

FOUR STARS (3)

ISAIAH HODGINS -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 187
Hometown: Walnut Creek, Calif.

CRAIG EVANS -- DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 310
Hometown: Yuma, Arizona

DAVID MORRIS -- LINEBACKER
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 205
Hometown: Sherwood, Oregon

THREE STARS (19)

JAKE LUTON -- QUARTERBACK
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 230
Hometown: Ventura, California

AIDAN WILLARD -- QUARTERBACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 185
Hometown: Napa, California

B.J. BAYLOR -- RUNNING BACK
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 180
Hometown: Wharton, Texas

CALVIN TYLER -- RUNNING BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-9 / 193
Hometown: Silsbee, Texas

AREX FLEMINGS -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-7 / 155
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

AARON SHORT -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports); 2-star (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 195
Hometown: Rocklin, California

KOLBY TAYLOR -- WIDE RECEIVER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 186
Hometown: Chandler, Arizona

CLAY CORDASCO -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals, Scout)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 310
Hometown: Valley Glen, California

ONESIMUS LUTU-CLARKE -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 290
Hometown: Wai'anae, Hawaii

TRAVIS MACKAY -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 265
Hometown: Portland, Oregon

JUSTIN SATTELMAIER-- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 295
Hometown: San Marcos, California

BROCK WELLSFRY-- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 295
Hometown: Richland, Washington

*KESI AH-HOY -- LINEBACKER
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 192
Hometown: Kahuku, Hawaii

TRAJON COTTON -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 180
Hometown: Sacramento, California

ISAIAH DUNN-- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 170
Hometown: Antioch, California

JUSTIN GARDNER -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (247Sports composite); 2-star (Rivals, Scout)
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 160
Hometown: Snellville, Georgia

KALEB HAYES -- CORNERBACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 160
Hometown: San Bernardino, California

JEFFREY MANNING -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 189
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

CHARLES WATSON -- DEFENSIVE BACK
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 170
Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii

QUANTINO ALLEN -- ATHLETE
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-11, 200
Hometown: Belle Glade, Florida

TWO STARS (1)

JOSH BOWCUT -- DEFENSIVE TACKLE
Rating: 2-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 280
Hometown: Sherwood, Oregon

UNRANKED

JAELEN BUSH -- DEFENSIVE END
Rating: -- (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 225
Hometown: Lacey, Washington

Here's a look at the player who hasn't signed a letter of intent yet:

Dionte Sykes, 3* WR 6-4, 210 Mesa, Ariz. Committed

* Flipped commitment on signing day from Hawaii to Oregon State

Local recruits

Twenty-two local high school football players signed letters of intent to play college football at Division I colleges.

For a full list of Oregon high school football prospects, click here.

JUCO (2)

NICK UNDERWOOD -- OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
College: Maryland
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 230
High School: Lake Oswego High/Riverside City College (California)

MANU RASMUSSEN -- SAFETY
College: Hawaii
Rating: 2-star (Scout); NR (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 185
High School: Tigard High/Riverside City College (California)

FOUR STARS (6)

ALEX FORSYTH -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
College: University of Oregon
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 310
High School: West Linn

DANIEL GREEN -- LINEBACKER
College: Kansas State
Rating: 4-star (Rivals); 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 230
High School: Madison

ELIJAH MOLDEN -- DEFENSIVE BACK
College: University of Washington
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 172
High School: West Linn

DAVID MORRIS -- LINEBACKER
College: Oregon State University
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 205
High School: Sherwood

CONNOR NEVILLE -- QUARTERBACK
College: University of Washington
Rating: 4-star (Scout); 3-star (Rivals, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 215
High School: Wilsonville

MARLON TUIPULOTU -- DEFENSIVE TACKLE
College: USC
Rating: 4-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 295
High School: Central (Independence, Ore.)

THREE STARS (6)

DEMETRIUS DOUGLAS -- CORNERBACK
College: Minnesota
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 175
High School: Jesuit

JAXSON KIRKLAND -- OFFENSIVE LINEMAN
College: University of Washington
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 305
High School: Jesuit

TRAVIS MACKAY -- OFFENSIVE TACKLE
College: Oregon State
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 280
High School: Central Catholic

ISAIA MULLEN -- WIDE RECEIVER
College: Hawaii
Rating: 3-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 190
High School: Madison

WYRYOR NOIL -- ATHLETE
College: Idaho
Rating: 3-star (Scout); 2-star (247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 5-11 / 180
High School: Madison HS

BRANDON PILI -- DEFENSIVE TACKLE
College: USC
Rating: 3-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 300
High School: Westview

TWO STARS (8)

ANTHONY ADAMS -- SAFETY
College: Portland State
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 165
High School: Newberg

JOSH BOWCUT -- DEFENSIVE TACKLE
College: Oregon State University
Rating: 2-star (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports composite)
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 280
High School: Sherwood

ZARYKK DAVIS -- DEFENSIVE END
College: Portland State
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 235
High School: Westview

MITCHELL JOHNSON -- OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
College: Eastern Washington
Rating: 2-star (Scout); NR (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports)
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 2015
High School: West Linn

R.J. NELSON -- DEFENSIVE END
College: Montana
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 220
High School: Hillsboro

LUKA NIXON -- DEFENSIVE END
College: UC-Davis
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 235
High School: Sherwood

JAKE PORTER -- DEFENSIVE END
College: Portland State
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 235
High School: West Linn

JASON RUCKER -- DEFENSIVE BACK
College: Central Washington
Rating: 2-star (Scout, 247Sports composite); NR (Rivals)
Height/Weight: 6-2, 186
High School: Westview

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