Oregon’s 30-27 overtime win over hated rival Washington last Saturday proved to be much more than just a victory in the win-loss column.
The game also proved to be a victory in the recruiting world as the Ducks secured their first commit of the 2020 class in tight end Seth Figgins.
The three-star recruit officially announced his commitment Monday night, sending out a tweet at 8 p.m.
Figgins — from Oaks Christian high school in Westlake, Calif — committed to the Ducks after taking an unofficial visit to Oregon this past weekend where he was able to take in the game and atmosphere at Autzen stadium.
"Oregon is my choice — when I visited Oregon in the spring I knew that this is where I wanted to be… being back up there this weekend confirmed it," Figgins told 247sports Oregon. “I think my ears are still ringing… the fans are on another level.”
Oregon beat out USC and Texas, among others, for Figgins. He’s considered the 7th best tight end prospect in the 2020 class and the 46th best prospect in California. Listed at 6-foot-6, 220, he has the athletic ability to be a severe redzone threat for the Ducks.
Figgins has yet to play during his junior season as he’s still recovering from a broken clavicle suffered in December of 2017. According to 247sports Oregon, Figgins just started practicing with his high school team this past week.