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Jordon Davison recaps Oregon Ducks visit, discusses Ohio State, Texas

Mater Dei (California) five-star running back Jordon Davison visited Oregon over the weekend

The Oregon Ducks hosted a loaded "Junior Day" event over the weekend.

One of the headliners was Mater Dei (California) five-star running back Jordon Davison, the nation's No. 1 ball-carrier in the class of 2025 (Rivals). 

For the 5-foot-11, 205-pound playmaker, it was a chance to reconnect with the staff in Eugene.

"It went very good - just having conversations with Coach Lock [Carlos Locklyn] and Coach (Dan) Lanning and being around the program, that’s what really stood out to me,” Davison said.

Unsurprisingly, Coach Lock factored in heavily during Davison's trip.

Not only is he Oregon's running back coach, but he also has a strong relationship with the Mater Dei star.

“I’m closest to Coach Lock,” Davison said. “It’s very transparent. He’s down-to-Earth. Him and my mom have a great relationship, them both being from the South. They have a good bond.” 

Davison also got to experience the visit alongside a few Mater Dei teammates, including elite edge-rusher Nasir Wyatt.

For Mater Dei athletes, the trip to Eugene amounts to an unofficial reunion, as the Ducks have built a pipeline to the national powerhouse program.

Davison felt that vibe during his trip.

“You get to be around guys you spent time with in your high school days, so they understand you, you understand them,” he said. “You always have somebody you can lean on.”

While the college football recruiting calendar enters a "dead period," Davison doesn't have much planned, but he will re-visit Ohio State in March, and is looking forward to the trip.

“I’m excited to get back there,” he said. “I have a good relationship with the coaches over there, too.”

Also looming large is Texas, a group that has sold Davison on its development of running backs in recent years, highlighted by NFL rookie Bijan Robinson.

“Texas is headed in the right direction,” he said. “They are developing players and they are going to be a team to beat (in college football).” 

It remains early in the process for Davison, but it sounds as though he's laying the groundwork for an eventual decision that will be monitored throughout the country.

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