Oregon football offensive lineman Jonathan Denis enters the transfer gate
Oregon offensive lineman Jonathan Dennis entered the transfer portal. He announced his decision on social media on Sunday afternoon.
“I want to thank Coach Dan Lanning and Coach Klemm and the rest of the coaching staff for believing in me and supporting me,” Denis wrote in his farewell message. “To the fans, it leaves an uneasy feeling in my stomach that I was unable to play in front of you due to unlikely circumstances.”
Denis came to Eugene as a 4-star freshman (.8968 for 247 Sports Composite) from South Dade High School (Homestead, Fla.) in Oregon’s 2020 signing class. He was ranked the 14th offensive guard in the nation and the 53rd prospect in Florida State.
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In his two seasons at Oregon, he didn’t see any cliches in the game, but the former coaching staff continually praised his ability and versatility along the offensive line. Apart from Alex Forsyth and Ryan’s Walktwo starters slated for 2022, Denis was probably the Ducks’ best option at center with Jackson Powers Johnsonwho opened spring training playing on the defensive line, and Marcus Harper II.
The offensive line is expected to be one of the deepest positional groups on Oregon’s roster this coming season, but the Ducks will likely have a few holes to fill in the 2023 season with the expected departures of veterans like Malaesala Aumavae-Lauluwho dropped his name from the 2022 NFL Draft after declaring in the weeks leading up to the Valero Alamo Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners.
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