Oregon’s Pitch To Deommodore Lenoir: Be Our Jabrill Peppers

    Oregon is reportedly planning on using 4-star recruit Deommodore Lenoir like former Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, should cornerback re-commit to the Ducks.

    January 16, 2017

    Oregon is reportedly planning on using 4-star recruit Deommodore Lenoir like former Michigan star Jabrill Peppers, should cornerback re-commit to the Ducks. 


    Deommodore Lenoir was all set to begin his new life as a Duck when he originally committed to Oregon on June 23. Then the Ducks fired Mark Helfrich as their head coach, a move that led to Lenoir’s decommitment.

    With Willie Taggart now leading the way in Eugene, Oregon has a chance to lure Lenoir back into the class. The Ducks were able to get the nation’s No. 8 cornerback and No. 87 overall player back on campus this past weekend, and it certainly helped their chances — especially considering Taggart’s pitch to use Lenoir as a recent Heisman finalist.

    “It was amazing,” Lenoir told Rivals. “The coaches were great. It was good to meet all the coaches. They basically said that they want to use me like Jabrill Peppers. Taggart is very cool, and I know I would be able to play for him.”

    If Oregon is able to convince Lenoir to rejoin the class, it would be a huge recruiting win for Taggart early on in his tenure. The Ducks already have commitments from 4-star cornerbacks Jaylon Redd and Thomas Graham. That’s not even considering pledges from 3-star cornerbacks Darren Hall and Tayari Venable, plus 2-star cornerback David Farmer.

    Taggart is putting an emphasis on the secondary for a program desperately in need of a defensive makeover, and Lenoir could be a cornerstone of the whole operation.

    However, it won’t be that easy to land him. Nebraska, North Carolina and USC are all vying for his commitment, too.

    Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.

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