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4-Star Prospect Jevon Holland Commits to Oregon, Continues Ducks' Recruiting Run

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 1, 2017

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Oregon added another potential impact player to the 2018 class Monday in Jevon Holland.

The 4-star athlete announced his decision on Twitter:

HOLLYWOOD2.0⚡️ @HollandJevon

A dream has come true! Ecstatic to announce I have committed to the University of Oregon #DoSomething #TheMovement18 🔰🦆♻️🔱 https://t.co/2qxAqsjA3a

The commitment is the seventh the Ducks received in the past few days.

"The biggest thing for me is I feel I can really thrive at Oregon as a student, as an athlete and grow as a young man," Holland explained, per Greg Biggins of Scout.com. "This 2018 class is special, I'm telling you, it's a movement right now. Everyone is excited about what is going on there and I can't wait to be a part of that."

According to Scout.com, Holland is the No. 131 overall player in the country and the No. 7 athlete, which shows his raw ability even without a defined position. 

At 6'1", 170 pounds with good speed and impressive agility, he could succeed at a variety of spots on the field, even after he was recruited as a safety. He is especially dangerous with the ball in his hands to turn any play into a potential touchdown. This could make him effective as a receiver or returner on special teams.

However, the most likely spot for Holland is in the defensive secondary, either as a cornerback or safety. He has good instincts at those spots with the closing speed necessary to stay with most opposing receivers.

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Although he will need to improve his technique, the upside is there for him to make a significant contribution for the pass defense.

Of course with Holland's versatility, his future could depend on the team needs over the next few years.

Oregon needs a lot of help on the defensive side of the ball and the young prospect likely has a chance to earn early playing time in the secondary. 

While a redshirt season could be useful to add bulk and hone his craft at a single position, the Ducks could use contributions from anyone with talent and might try to get him onto the field as soon as possible.

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