The big visitors keep coming to Eugene in the spring.
2023 Our Lady of Good Counsel High School (Olney, Maryland) EDGE Neeo Avery recently announced that he will be making the overland trip to Oregon this weekend.
Avery, who is listed at 6’5″ and 230 pounds, is ranked as one of the top five recruits from the state of Maryland in the 2023 class. He was rated four stars (.9233 on 247Sports Composite). The Maryland native will ranked as the National Player No. 189.
One of his strongest skills on the field is hitting the quarterback, which is exactly what the Ducks need in this class. Avery is listed as one of the top 20 edge rushers in the nation, and a quick look at his feature film is enough to see why he’s so coveted on college football’s top programs.
That must hurt.
Avery was originally tied to Penn State, which currently holds the 2023 third-best recruiting class. But back in March, Avery announced that his recruitment had fully resumed, saying on Twitter that “this decision that my family and I have come to has been a very difficult one.”
Our Lady Good Advice EDGE Neeo Avery
Neeo Avery received offers from Oregon, Florida and Minnesota in May.
The main recruiter keeping tabs on Avery for the Ducks is defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi. Not only is Lupoi a veteran coach, having last had a chance in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but he’s also had major victories down the recruiting path.
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With time spent in Alabama, Washington and Cal, Lupoi has enlisted five five-star recruits in his career. But his recruits aren’t just playing well in college — Lupoi has been digging deep to find some elite NFL talent.
Oregon DC Tosh Lupoi
Tosh Lupoi coaches the Oregon defense during spring football in Eugene.
Avery’s de-enlistment didn’t just leave the door open for Oregon. In the past few months since Avery resumed recruiting, the usual suspects from Georgia, USC, Notre Dame and others have offered Avery. Penn State is still there too.
But Oregon came in quickly and will bring him to campus after spring trips to Ole Miss and South Carolina. Lupoi knows how to get his boys, with an amazing track record of recruits thriving in college and the NFL.
It will not be easy. Oregon will struggle with factors such as Avery moving very far from his home in Maryland and the best programs and opportunities available to Avery at every turn. But it’s an optimistic start, having only just come into the picture earlier in the month.
*WATCH NEEO AVERY HIGHLIGHTS HERE*
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