Torrodney Prevot photo courtesy 247Sports.com
In preparation for today, it seemed far-fetched to pull a couple of photos of 4-star defensive end Torrodney Prevot off 247Sports.com. In other words, it's very nice, and unexpected, to be able to use these photos while writing about the Ducks today.
Prevot's surprise announcement will move Oregon's 2013 class up the charts. And, other than the Robinson twins' decision to stick with Oregon rather than join the Washington Huskies, there was likely no happier moment for Duck fans today than when their program stole Prevot from the USC Trojans.
However, Prevot's signing will have lasting repercussions for Oregon. While Prevot may be expected to compete for former Oregon defensive end Dion Jordan's spot, defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti may have more in mind, according to this morning's televised quote from Prevot where he talks about the linebacker position:
It came down to just feeling at home and being the best for me. Oregon was beautiful and was going to give me the best opportunity.They really want my speed off the edge at linebacker. The new staff doesn't matter to me, the guys I'm going to be working with are still there and coach Helfrich took over after being at Oregon.
It's also interesting to note that Oregon has Prevot listed as a linebacker on the signing list. With the loss of Kiko Alonso and Michael Clay, the need at linebacker is certainly obvious.
Duck fans probably don't care that much where Prevot eventually fits in. He's coming to Oregon and that's all that matters today.