Former Oregon offensive line verbal commit Alex Redmond is one recruit Duck fans would love to have back.
DuckTerritory's "Pick One" series rolls on as we take a look at the UCLA Bruins' current recruiting class and ask Duck fans, "Who is the one recruit you would love to see Oregon have?"
One year in to the Jim Mora era and UCLA fans are already excited for what the future may hold for Bruin football in Westwood. After ending the regular season with a 38-28 win over rival USC and a second straight appearance in the Pac-12 Championship game, the Bruins could finally be turning a much anticipated corner; reaping the wins that appropriately reflect the surprising amount of talent that exists on the roster. And that roster only seems to be improving, as Mora and his talented collection of coaches have made waves on the recruiting trail in 2013, assembling what is currently a top 20 recruiting class according to 247Composite. Former USC wide receiver verbal commit Eldridge Massington and former Oregon offensive line verbal commit Alex Redmond headline a group that possesses outstanding overall depth. Offensive line commits Redmond, Scott Quessenberry, Poasi Moala, John Lopez, Christian Morris, and Caleb Benenoch join skilled players such as wide receivers Mossi Johnson and Thomas Duarte and running backs Craig Lee and Jalen Ortiz to give UCLA a full complement of offensive weapons moving forward.
Four-star offensive lineman Alex Redmond -- 6'5", 290 lbs. -- Los Alamitos (Calif.)
There are sexier names that could be available for the pretend taking in this class, but the one player Oregon fans would no doubt love to have right now is former Duck verbal commit, Alex Redmond. At 6'5", 290 lbs., Redmond is a road grader from his offensive guard position, demonstrating great strength in moving guys off the line of scrimmage and a competitive streak that enables Redmond to play fearlessly when matched up against opponents of equal or greater skill level. At The Opening in Beaverton (Ore.) this past July, Redmond was the only offensive lineman who had any real measure of success against uncommitted five-star defensive line prospect, Eddie Vanderdoes; stone-walling the former USC commit on a handful of reps. However, concerned about his ability to fit in the Oregon offense and wanting to explore other options outside of Eugene, Redmond de-committed from the Ducks in mid-November, leaving Oregon's promising offensive line class in a temporary state of minor disarray. Though the Ducks have rebounded nicely to replace Redmond in the past couple of months, many Oregon fans will be left thinking what could have been had the Los Alamitos (Calif.) native stuck with his original pledge.