Oregon football recruiting: Five-star OL Josh Conerly Jr. commits to Ducks against USC in 2022

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Josh Conerly Jr., five-star offensive lineman and 15th overall prospect for the Class of 2022, announced his commitment to Oregon and freshman coach Dan Lanning Friday live on CBS Sports HQ. The 6-foot-5, 283-pound player from Rainer Beach High School in Seattle chose the Ducks over USC. The Trojans were leading for his serves as late as last week, but the Ducks rushed in and kept Conerly in the Pacific Northwest.

“I would say it was earlier this week that I started leaning towards Oregon,” Conerly told 247Sports.

Conerly was the only previously uncommitted player in the top 100 of the 247Sports Composite rankings in the 2022 recruiting round. He is Washington State’s top rookie and the nation’s No. Gabe Brooks, Midlands recruitment analyst for 247Sports, compared him to Houston Texans star Laremy Tunsil. Brooks provided the following reconnaissance report on Conerly.

“Athletic build with the height and length required for long-term outdoor play,” Brooks wrote. “Lean to mass and position with ample bulge space. Built like a giant edge defender with the on-court demeanor of an offensive lineman that sets the tone. Two standout sports that start for a Seattle basketball powerhouse and have played in youth football.Functional athleticism encouraged on the hardwood shows up on the gridiron.Excellent movement ability for a big man.Advanced foot quickness and athleticism in space result in a second-tier nightmare in running game. Natural bender that plays with encouraging leverage and unwinds on contact.”

Oregon now has 16 entries in the 2022 class, with Conerly being the only prized five-star pickup.

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