Oregon Football: Position-by-Position Grades for 2015 Recruiting Class – Bleacher Report
Oregon made a strong commitment to bulking up on the offensive line in the 2015 class.
One of the stars of Oregon’s class is Zach Okun, a 4-star guard from California, who is a potential starter in 2015.
Okun, who enrolled early at Oregon, is one of the most talented guards in the country and, at 6’3”, 340 pounds, has the requisite size to compete against college athletes. Of Okun, Helfrich said, according to GoDucks.net, “Another team captain, honor student. Really powerful first step, great strike close quarters combat type of guy.”
The other five linemen are Brady Aiello (4-star from Lafayette, California), Shane Lemieux (3-star from Yakima, Washington), Calvin Throckmorton (3-star from Newport, Washington), Jake Hanson (3-star from Eureka, California) and Drayton Carlberg (3-star from Minneapolis).
Oregon will expect a lot from these recruits as they attempt to replace Jake Fisher, Hroniss Grasu and Hamani Stevens. Aiello and Okun will get a look in 2015, while the other four will likely have a larger roll in 2016 and beyond.
While this class of six is big and will pay future dividends for the Ducks, it could have been even better.
Instead, the Ducks come away with six talented players who should pay future dividends. It was a good haul but not as good as it could have been.