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Gatlin Bair officially signs with Oregon; Ducks secure 5-star wide receiver

Burley (Idaho) five-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair is officially an Oregon Duck

A quiet late signing period put a bow on the Oregon Ducks' historic 2024 recruiting class Wednesday, as the last bit of business was taken care of early.

With only one of the nation's top 250 prospects uncommitted entering the day, it was largely business as usual for Dan Lanning's program during the second signing period. 

But the Ducks did have one final piece of the puzzle to address.

After a verbal commitment from Burley (Idaho) five-star wide receiver Gatlin Bair over the weekend, the speedy 6-foot-2, 195-pound playmaker still had to put pen to paper.

Oregon officially announced his National Letter of Intent was signed, sealed and delivered at 6:31 a.m.

"I'm going to Oregon," he told SBLive Sports. "I think one of the biggest reasons is Coach Lanning. His passion for what he's doing at Oregon is unrivaled. When you talk to him you can tell how passionate he is about what he's doing right now and winning at Oregon. He turned down the Alabama job, and that's a huge boost for him in recruiting."

Bair is rated the nation's No. 27 overall prospect and No. 6 wide receiver, and was the final five-star prospect to announce his college commitment.

While the Idaho product's NLI binds him to Oregon for one academic year, he intends to begin a two-year LDS mission shortly.

That means he'll return to the college football world, unofficially, as a "free agent" as part of the 2026 recruiting cycle.

For his part, Bair indicated that as long as Lanning and Oregon are a pair, he fully intends to honor his commitment.

"The (recruiting) process is long and tiring and not a lot of fun," he said. "I don't want to go through it again. Unless something crazy happens, there's a very, very small chance (I decommit). You can never say never, because it's college football. But I really don't want to." 

Oregon's 2024 recruiting class is ranked No. 3 nationally, the highest finish in program history.