Always a concern when firing a coach from a major university, Oregon has lost one of its top signees from its 2017 recruiting class.
Langi Tuifua, ranked No. 276 in the ESPN 300, will reopen his recruiting with no shortage of options. He currently holds scholarship offers from both Michigan and Louisville, but has no official visits scheduled.
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound defensive prospect out of South Jordan, Utah was recruited primarily by Erik Chinander who has since left to join the University of Central Florida.
This was a hard decision but I want to thank everyone who stuck it out with me while I was there. pic.twitter.com/R5pMilv0QY
— Langi (@LangiTuifua) November 30, 2016
Oregon is seeing something of a mini exodus in the aftermath of the Helfrich firing. Yesterday, they got word from Deommodore Lenoir, their top rated prospect and the No. 3 ranked athlete in the country, would be exploring other options to play football collegiately.
While these two decommits will cause some uneasiness in Oregon’s future chances, their real fears should lay in the possibility of a snowball effect.
After two of their top prospects jump ship, it may encourage others in the class to follow in kind. Regardless of who they pay $10 million to coach their team, it won’t do much good if the roster is comprised of second-tier athletes.
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