fbpx
55.3 F
Los Angeles

Oregon signs No. 1 LB prospect, Justin Flowe

Date:

Subscribe to our Insider

Upland, CA — “I feel so relieved,” said Justin Flowe minutes after announcing his decision to play for the University of Oregon in front of hundreds on Wednesday morning. 

The five-star linebacker out of Upland High School narrowed his choices down to Clemson, Miami, USC and Oregon. After faking out everybody in the gym reaching for the Clemson hat, he then quickly reached for the Oregon cap and proceeded to put it on with a big smile on his face.

“Oregon was my dream school,” Flowe told the media after his announcement. “I loved my campus visit there, how they ran practice and how their program was run.”

The Ducks had their first-ever top-10 recruiting class last season and are following that up this year with an even more impressive haul in 2019. Flowe will join fellow five-star linebacker Noah Sewell out of Orem, Utah, on Oregon’s defense next season. 

Flowe finished the 2019 season with 123 tackles, 10 sacks and five forced fumbles for the Highlanders defense. The inside linebacker played all four years at the varsity level and finished with over 430 tackles in his career. 

Justin Flowe
Justin takes the microphone during his commitment ceremony. Photo by Noah Alvarez/The Ball Out

The Ducks finished the 2019 regular season 11-2 and were winners of the Pac-12 Conference after defeating Utah 37-15 in the championship game. Oregon was a team on the fringe of making the College Football Playoffs but had a costly fourth-quarter meltdown against Auburn and another to Arizona State that ultimately put them out of the hunt.

While the Ducks will lose leading tackler Troy Dye next season, they could return up to eight of their top 10 tacklers from this season. And with underclassmen such as Mase Funa (8.5 tackles for loss), Verone McKinley III (four interceptions), Isaac Slade-Matautia (54 tackles, 11 pass breakups) and Kayvon Thibodeaux (14 tackles for loss, 9 sacks) this Oregon defense could be a dominant force the next couple seasons with the additions of Flowe and Sewell.

Subscribe to our Insider

━ more like this

Travis Kelce Leaves Sydney Early: Swifties Left Bewildered

In a somewhat of a shocker after going out on a boat date in Sydney, Kansas City Chiefs' tight end, Travis Kelce has taken...

NCAA Stunned as TN, VA Win Preliminary Injunction, Seizing Control Over NIL

News has just broken that a federal judge in Tennessee has granted a preliminary injunction against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), suspending its...

Nominations announced for upcoming WGA Awards

It’s that time of the year, the Writers Guild of America Awards nominations are here.  The nominations will highlight the screenwriting, television new media,...

Fatal shooting tarnishes Chiefs’ parade

According to local police in Kansas City, one person was killed, while another nine were injured during the parade celebration for the Chiefs. The...

Ian McShane shines in thriller, ‘American Star’

American Star will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. The film focuses on seasoned assassin Wilson (Ian McShane) as he sets on his...