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Oregon QB Justin Herbert Reportedly Met With Top Grad Transfer WR

October 26, 2019

first_imgJustin Herbert of the Oregon Ducks attempts a pass.EUGENE, OR – SEPTEMBER 22: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Autzen Stadium on September 22, 2018 in E (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)After turning down a chance to leave Oregon early and enter the NFL draft, it appears that Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert wants to gear the team up for a run at the Pac-12 title next year.According to ScoopDuck reporter Max Torres, Herbert has reportedly had a dinner with Penn State grad transfer wide receiver Juwan Johnson, presumably in an effort to recruit him to Oregon.Johnson was second in receiving yards at Penn State in 2017, and third on the team in 2018.He has 81 receptions for 1,123 yards and two touchdowns with a 13.9 yards per catch average over the past three seasons.Last year’s leading wide receiver for Oregon was Dillon Mitchell, who opted to leave school early to enter the NFL draft, leaving a spot wide open for Herbert to find his next go-to guy.According to an inside source Oregon QB Justin Herbert sat down for dinner with Penn State grad transfer WR Juwan Johnson on his official visit this weekend. Ducks pulling out all the stops to help bolster young receiving core. #GoDucks #Transfer #NSD2019 pic.twitter.com/gyXsS3OWwN— Max Torres (@mtorressports) February 3, 2019The effort to recruit Johnson comes as Herbert prepares for his final season at Oregon.Initially projected as the first quarterback to come off the board for the 2019 NFL Draft, Herbert ultimately decided to stay at Oregon and try to improve upon last year’s season.The junior quarterback led the Ducks to a 9-4 record and a win over Michigan State in the Redbox Bowl this past year.He finished the season with career highs in completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns.last_img

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