No. 1 Recruit Picks Oregon

The University of Oregon has landed five-star defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, ESPN’s top overall college football prospect in the country and the highest-ranked signee in Oregon history.

The 6-foot-5, 234-pound Thibodeaux, made his commitment to the Ducks last week on the first day of the early signing period.

Thibodeaux was recently named All-USA Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today. He chose Oregon over Alabama, Florida and Florida State.

Thibodeaux was part of a defense at Oaks Christian High School in Westlake Village, Calif., that had three straight shutouts and held 11 of 13 opponents under 15 points.

In all, Oregon got early commitments from 21 prospects. The class is considered among the top five in the nation.