Yes, I understand that you are enjoying watching Kiko Alonso, Michael Clay and Boseko Lokombo eat quarterbacks, but please be advised that Alonso and Clay are seniors, and Lokombo is a junior.
Furthermore, Brett Bafaro and Dawson Housley are the only linebackers in this year's freshman class. Both are from the state of Oregon; Bafaro from Hillsboro and Housley from Eugene's Sheldon High. According to Rivals.com, Bafaro was a 4-star prospect and Housley a 2-star.
The current sophomore class is well represented in terms of quantity, but their quality is still mostly unknown. Some, like Derrick Malone and redshirt freshman Rahim Cassell, have seen some playing time during the nonconference tuneups, but we haven't seen enough yet to gauge their talent.
So who's still out there in the linebacking class? USC's signing of 4-star LBs Michael Hutchings and Torrodney Prevot hurt—Oregon had offered both of them.
Kinda greedy, Trojans, don't you think?
Prevot has indicated that while he's a solid commitment to USC, he will take an official visit to Oregon on Oct. 5, via Rivals.com. What part of the word "commitment" do these kids not understand? Prevot will also be at the USC vs. Oregon game on Nov. 3 at the Coliseum.
Assuming Hutchings and/or Prevot do not decommit, the next best prospect is probably Victor Egu, a 3-star out of Concord's DeLaSalle High School. According to Duck Sports Authority, Egu has the Ducks in his top five, with Notre Dame and Washington most likely the leading competition. He will visit Oregon, but I'm not sure when (he should visit Eugene when Washington plays on Oct. 6 and kill two birds with one stone.)
The 39th linebacker on Rivals' national list is George Williams, a 3-star from Hialeah, FL. Williams has Oregon on his interest list, but the Ducks have not offered him yet. He looks good; perhaps Nick Aliotti thinks he won't like Oregon's weather.