Oregon has received a verbal commitment from 5-star West Linn (Ore.) High kicker Gage Hurych.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound kicker/punter is quite the athlete, and he’s a well-regarded kicker in the 2024 class. He boasts a 40-inch vertical on his social media page and has a video of him dunking a basketball. Oregon, however, will settle for place kicking.

And Hurych is pretty decent at that as well.

Chris Sailer Kicking — an authority on high school punters and place kickers — rates Hurych as a 5-star prospect. The outlet ranks athletes as high as six stars, with a 5-star designation being given to players deemed to be first-year starting caliber for FBS schools. He’s ranked as the No. 24 kicker in the class.

From his player evaluation:

Gage is a very talented high school kicking and punting prospect. He is a great looking athlete with one of the strongest legs in America. Gage does an excellent job on field goal. He hits a clean ball off the ground and has 55+ yard range. His kickoffs are strong, college ready. He drives the ball deep into the endzone with 4.0+ hang time. Gage is also a fantastic punting prospect. A competitor who thrives under pressure. There is outstanding upside and potential here. Gage has all the tools to be an outstanding college player.

Hurych camped with Oregon last weekend and left with a scholarship offer. He was also at the Spring Game back in April. Oregon State, Nevada, Missouri, and others also had interest in his services.

Hurych was a first-team all-league kicker last fall for West Linn. He also earned honorable mention as a punter and a corner. Hurych hit a game-winning field goal in overtime during the 2021 state playoffs.

He has also been honored as a first-team all-leaguer in lacrosse as well.

Oregon has three kickers currently on the roster in Camden Lewis, Andrew Boyle, and Grant Meadors. Lewis is entering his last season with the Ducks, and Boyle will be in his final season during the 2024 campaign.

Hurych could have a shot to come in and win a job on special teams right away.