Oregon earns impressive grade from ESPN for 2023 transfer portal class
Oregon’s 2023 transfer portal class has earned high marks from ESPN.
On Thursday morning, The World Wide Leader released transfer portal grades for every team in its way-too-early top 25. The Ducks, who have received commitments from 9 transfers so far, featured prominently.
Oregon earned an A- grade from ESPN for its work in the portal so far. Here’s some analysis from ESPN’s Tom VanHaaren:
Oregon had quite a few players transfer out, which is what is holding them back from having a straight A. That said, the talent the coaches are bringing is impressive with South Carolina defensive end Jordan Burch, Cornelius, Alabama corner Khyree Jackson and Alabama receiver Traeshon Holden, among others.
Only 3 teams ranked in the top 10 received higher grades: USC and Michigan both earned an A while Florida State was given an A+.
Former South Carolina defensive lineman Jordan Burch headlines Oregon’s class. He posted 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks for the Gamecocks in 2022 and should prove to be a handful for Pac-12 offensive lines next season.
Oregon also fortified its offensive line with the additions of Ajani Cornelius (Rhode Island) and Junior Angilau (Texas). Former Alabama receiver Traeshon Holden could make an impact in the passing game as well.
The Ducks are hoping to contend for another Pac-12 title in 2023.