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Over the weekend, the Oregon Ducks hosted dozens of prospects for its SNL prospect camp, hoping to get a good look at some of the top players from around the country.

One of the class of 2024 prospects who stood out to the Oregon coaching staff was Armijo High School (California) three-star defensive tackle Jericho Johnson, who received a scholarship offer from the program:

The 6-foot-5, 320-pound lineman already held offers from California, Washington and Washington State, but the offer from Oregon carried special meaning - both for Johnson's long-held interest in the program and the timing.

"The offer meant so much to me especially coming from the head coach who not only is now coaching for Oregon, but also coached in the national championship for Georgia," he said. "My mom's birthday is Monday, so I wanted to get her an early birthday gift and I was able to get it thanks to the coaches believing in me. Oregon has  been one of my dreams schools for the longest time, and to finally get an offer from there is definitely a relief."

Beyond the offer itself, Johnson loved his entire trip to Eugene.

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"The visit was amazing," he said. "(I) wish I could do it all over again. I love how welcoming and family-like the coaching staff and players were. I was able to take away a lot of things from them."

Still, Johnson cautioned that he's nowhere near making a college commitment. 

With his stock rising, the California defensive lineman still hopes to take other visits to check out campuses, but Oregon has put itself in a position to be in the mix.

 I’m still young," he said. "I still have two more seasons to get through. This will give me a lot more time to not only get more offers and interest from other schools, but to build a relationship with the coaching staff at Oregon. Oregon is definitely up there for me, so I’m definitely looking forward to connecting with them like I’ve said before. Overall, I would say I love how welcomed I felt." 

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