Category: Oregon football

Transferring 'hasn't even crossed' Kayvon Thibodeaux's mind after Oregon DC leaves

Two-year Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt will not coach for the Ducks next season, according to 247Sports.
The reasoning behind the departure is unclear as of Wednesday evening, but the opening comes after Oregon completed a 9-4 season, beat Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl and recruited 247Sports‘ No. 7 class in the country.
The good news: The gem of the 2019 group isn’t perturbed by Leavitt’s departure.
Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 1 player in the Chosen 25 and ALL-USA Defensive Player of the Year, tweeted that he does not plan to leave the school. He enrolled at Oregon after playing for Oaks Christian (Westlake Village, Calif.)

The transfer portal hasn’t even crossed my universe . Stop askin’
— kayvon thibodeaux (@kayvonT8) February 14, 2019
Four-star linebacker Ge’mon Eaford tweeted teary-eyed emojis. He was the only other defensive recruit to tweet about Leavitt as of an hour after the initial report was published on 247Sports on Wednesday night.
— G5 (@Gemon_J_Wilson) February 14, 2019
Keeping Thibodeaux content is key. The NCAA transfer portal has been filled with action over the last few weeks, including from Chosen 25 WR Bru McCoy, who transferred to Texas almost immediately after enrolling at USC when the Trojans lost offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury to the Arizona Cardinals.
Luckily for Oregon, there are other factors keeping Thibodeaux as a Duck.
He emphatically announced he will stay.

Oregon commit Seven McGee to transfer back to California from New York

One of New York’s most decorated players is on the move. Former East High (Rochester) standout and Oregon commit Seven McGee said this weekend that he will be transferring back to California.
McGee was a first team All-Greater Rochester selection in football and was named the Rochester City Athletic Conference defensive MVP. The Eagles finished with a 7-2 record and reached the Class A sectional semifinals.
“I just thought coming back out to California would be better for my future and developing my technique. It would give me a better opportunity,” McGee said. He plans to enroll at Narbonne High in Harbor City, California, this week.
“I just feel like coming back here would be the best move for my situation.”

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McGee’s decision comes a day after he was named a sophomore All-American by MaxPreps. The 5-foot-9 dynamic athlete finished with more than 1,000 all-purpose yards, 10 touchdowns, 100 tackles and two interceptions for the Eagles.
“It feels good, but the journey is not over. I’m just taking it one step at a time. It’s good to be called a MaxPreps All-American, but that’s not the primary goal. I want to keep grinding and keep working,” McGee said.
The future Oregon Duck will certainly be missed at East, but the cupboard isn’t bare for the Eagles, who expect to return AGR running back Freddie Brock, starting quarterback Anthony Gilbert and sophomore wide receiver and defensive back Mike Maxwell.
“We support his decision and were just glad to have him an East for a season. He’s a good kid,” co-head coach Steve Flagler said. “It’s a tough replacing a kid like Seven, but one man doesn’t make the team.”
Rated as the No. 2 running back and No. 51 player overall in his class by 247sports, McGee will showcase his talents on a global stage in the International Bowl presented by USA Football.
He’ll play for the USA Under-18 national team against Team Canada at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Read the full article at the Democrat and Chronicle.

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