Dan Lanning beat the Big Ten and the SEC for a blue-chip defensive lineman.

Terrance Green, a 4-star defender from Cypress (Texas) Cy Woods, was picking between the Ducks, Michigan State, Texas, and USC. The two Los Angeles schools have already stated they’ve felt the impact of the pending Big Ten move on recruiting. Texas will soon make its way to the SEC. Oregon was going up against the super-conferences but, as Dan Lanning has said before, the Ducks’ brand stands on its own.

Green announced his commitment to Oregon late Monday night.

The 6-foot-5, 265-pound Green rates as a 4-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite. He’s the 300th overall prospect in the 2023 class as well as the 45th-ranked defensive lineman and the 55th-ranked recruit from Texas. The Ducks brought him on an official visit to campus to close out the month of June, hosting him alongside a huge contingent of other high-profile recruits.

He told 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong that was key in his decision.

“Just being able to be around all the recruits and coaches again,” Green told Wiltfong. “They have great facilities but it’s the people that make the place for me.”

Green totaled 40 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, and a pair of fumble recoveries as a junior last fall. He also throws shot put for Cy Woods.

His verbal gives the Ducks their 12th known commitment in the 2023 cycle and their ninth blue-chipper. The class currently ranks 16th nationally and is closing fast on USC for the top spot in the Pac-12.