Oregon dipped into the state of Missouri to land one of the nation's best receivers and the state's top-ranked player.
ESPN 300 receiver Alex Ofodile verbally committed to the Ducks and became the program's ninth overall commitment of the 2015 class. Ofodile, ranked No. 42 overall in the ESPN 300, chose Oregon over offers from Missouri, Penn State, Oklahoma, Notre Dame and a host of other programs.
Ofodile, the nation's fifth-ranked receiver and the son of former Baltimore Ravens tight end O.J. Ofodile, said the coaching staff, including head coach Mark Helfrich, offensive coordinator Scott Frost and receivers coach Matt Lubick, made his decision relatively easy.
"I loved the coaching staff and players," Ofodile said. "I felt really comfortable."
Ofodile was a major threat as a junior. He finished with 92 catches for nearly 1,300 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2013 season. As a sophomore, he caught 60 passes for more than 800 yards and five scores.
Ofodile joins California three-star recruit Jake Breeland as receiver commits for Oregon. He is the highest-ranked commit for the Ducks, a team that includes its top-five 2015 pledges all on the offensive side of the ball. Oregon is not currently ranked in ESPN RecruitingNation's top 25 classes.