Rock Hill (S.C.) Northwestern defensive end Roderick Byers has committed to Oregon during a live announcement. At 4:11 PM EST he officially made his verbal commitment to the University of Oregon.
Clemson and South Carolina were his other finalists.
Byers visited Oregon last weekend and had a great visit by all accounts. Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was on hand before the decision today, as we had mentioned on Monday he would be.
There is a twist in this recruitment however.
Although Byers has made his public commitment and signing day is only a week away, if Clemson decides to offer he could switch.
Clemson has not offered Byers a scholarship, however they have always been his dream school. If Clemson loses on a couple of other defensive line prospects, look for things to get tricky.
For now, Oregon has landed a commitment from a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive lineman that could easily bulk up to play the defensive tackle position.
Duck fans should keep a sharp eye on the recruitment of Asheville (N.C.) defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan, currently a soft verbal to Clemson. If they manage to keep him, it would likely indicate no offer will be made to Byers.