Oregon kept one of its top in-state prospects close to home Monday when tight end Henry Mondeaux revealed his commitment to the Ducks on Twitter. The 6'4", 255-pound Portland product is the 14th player to join Mark Helfrich's 2014 recruiting class.
Mondeaux, a 3-star recruit, stars at Jesuit High School. He has five catches for 96 yards and touchdown during his senior season, according to OregonLive.com.
The lack of production leaves us without a strong sample size of what Mondeaux can provide in the passing attack, but it shouldn't be alarming. Many Division I tight end prospects are relegated to primarily lead-blocking duties during their high school careers, especially those in his mold.
Mondeaux is already physically imposing and should provide support in Oregon's rushing efforts. He won't blow by linebackers (ESPN clocks his 40-yard dash time at 5.09 seconds), but he displays enough short-burst quickness to be a dependable threat in the intermediate passing game.
Oregon adds a prospect who had plenty of options elsewhere. Mondeaux also received scholarship offers from Nebraska, Boise State, Washington, California and Oregon State, among others.
He is listed as the nation's No. 30 tight end prospect and the state's No. 3 overall recruit in 247Sports' composite rankings. Mondeaux also lines up at defensive end for Jesuit.
The Ducks landed an instant-impact tight end during the 2013 recruiting cycle. Three-star prospect Johnny Mundt, who is thriving as a true freshman, didn't arrive on campus surrounded by lofty expectations.
He has 14 receptions for 244 yards and three touchdowns this season. Mundt was also ranked the No. 30 overall tight end prospect by 247Sports.
Oregon's depth chart at the position also features sophomores Pharaoh Brown and Koa Ka'ai.
The Duck' 2014 recruiting class is currently ranked 38th nationally by 247Sports. It comes in at No. 4 in the Pac-12.