Oregon has its first commitment for the 2024 class, and it comes courtesy of one of the state’s very best prospects.

Medford (Ore.) North tight end AJ Pugliano is staying home. He announced his commitment to the Ducks on social media Monday alongside a video that showed him as a young child decked out in Oregon gear.

“Since the time I could walk, I dreamed about playing in Autzen Stadium. I had one wish and one vision, to line up wearing an ‘O’ on my chest, catching touchdowns for the Ducks,” he wrote. “I’m proud to announce my commitment to the University of Oregon to fulfill this dream and play for my hometown.”

Pugliano is a blue-chip prospect, rated as a 4-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite and as a top-100 overall recruit by 247Sports’ own evaluators. In the Top247, Pugliano is the fifth-ranked tight end, the top-ranked player in the state of Oregon, and the 93rd overall prospect in the class.

He’s a 6-foot-3.5 tight end with good hands and positional versatility, and he told 247Sports he plans to enroll early.

Surely the Ducks’ success under first-year offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham helped make it easier for Pugliano to pull the trigger. In Dillingham’s offense, tight ends have been heavily involved. Terrance Ferguson is tied for the team lead in touchdown receptions (five), and Cam McCormick has three scores on his eight receptions.

Pugliano will add another big-play threat to the room. You can see his highlight tape below, via Hudl: