Matayo Uiagalelei, one of the very best defensive prospects in the country for the Class of 2023, was in Eugene over the weekend for two reasons — playing for his current team, and possibly watching his future team. The Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco edge rusher helped his high school to a 49-0 win over Portland’s Central Catholic inside Autzen Stadium on Friday night, then stuck around to catch the Ducks’ 70-14 win over Eastern Washington on Saturday.

According to 247Sports’ Greg Biggins, Uiagalelei isn’t close to a decision and could take the process all the way until December when he plans to sign. He also broke down his Oregon visit.

From Biggins:

“It was good, it’s always good see the coaching staff,” Uiagalelei said. “I was able to talk to them before and after my game Friday andthen went to their game on Saturday. I was in the locker room before and got to see how they get ready and some of the traditions they do.

“I know week one was rough but I think they’re still going in the right direction. It takes time to implement what you want to do and change the culture around. They have BYU this weekend and that will be another tough game but I still like where the program is at right now and where they’re headed.”

“After the game, I was able to talk more with Tosh Lupoi and coach (Dan) Lanning and like I said, I have a really good relationship with the whole staff there. They have a great staff and I’m really comfortable with everyone there and it has been good to build those relationships.”

A 6-foot-5, 265-pound edge rusher, Uiagelelei is one of the best 2023 prospects in the country. He’s a 5-star in the industry-generated 247 Composite and, according to 247Sports, the eighth-ranked recruit in the 2023 class. He’s also the No. 2 edge rusher.

Uiagalelei took an official visit to Oregon back in June. He’s also taken officials to Ohio State and USC. Oregon is working on a class that currently ranks 13th nationally. The group is headlined by 5-star offensive playmakers in quarterback Dante Moore and wideout Jurrion Dickey.

Uiagalelei had six tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior last fall, as well as six touchdown receptions as a tight end. You can view his highlight tape below, via Hudl: