Jurrion Dickey was arguably Oregon’s most exciting signee from the 2023 recruiting class. He was the top-ranked recruit and looked like the kind of receiver that could immediately fill a role at the collegiate level.

But his role during the regular season was very limited. He appeared in just four games and only logged a handful of snaps on offense. He didn’t see a target and didn’t record a catch. When he met with reporters earlier this week — his first media availability since joining the team — Dickey revealed that he tore his meniscus on the opening kickoff of the first game of his senior season in high school.

“It was frustrating but you’ve just gotta go through it,” Dickey said. “Sometimes things hit you and you’ve just gotta bounce back from it. I learned a lot of things that I wouldn’t actually pay attention to if I wasn’t injured.”

Dickey said he learned about himself outside of football.

And now he’s ready to roll. He said he’s been healthy for the last month, taking reps with the top-line offense as the Ducks prepare for the Fiesta Bowl.

“I feel like I’m 100% right now,” Dickey said. “My development has been going up. Just been climbing and climbing each day, stacking mentally and physically.”

With Troy Franklin opting out of the bowl game and Dickey able to play without losing his redshirt, perhaps Ducks fans will get their first extended glimpse at the former Menlo-Atherton star.