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Jurrion Dickey – 2023 Receiver – Oregon Commit
Jurrion Dickey is a 6'2", 210-pound wide receiver from Valley Christian High School in East Palo Alto, California. 247Sports has him graded as a 94/100, good for a mid-high four stars. The 247Sports rankings have him ranked as the 8th best receiver nationally, the 7th overall player in the state of California, and currently the 59th overall player in the class of 2023. The 247Sports composite has him ranked a bit lower as the 21st overall receiver, 9th overall in California, and 129th overall in the country.
Being a true blue-chip recruit, Dickey’s services were widely sought after by major power programs. According to his 247Sports player profile, Dickey held Power Five offers from Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cal, Colorado, Kansas, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Oregon State, Penn State, Pitt, UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, and Wisconsin.
Ultimately, his decision came down between Penn State, Washington, Oregon, USC, and UCLA. Recently, Dickey went on 247Sports live to announce his commitment to the Oregon Ducks and new head coach Dan Lanning.
According to OurLads.com, the current projected depth chart for Oregon receivers next season includes:
WR-X: Troy Franklin (So.), Isaah Crocker (Rs Jr.), Isaiah Brevard (Rs Fr.)
WR-Z: Dont’e Thornton (So.), Chase Cota (Transfer Sr.), Josh Delgado (Jr.)
WR-SL: Seven McGee (So.), Kris Hutson (So.), Justius Lowe (Fr.)
They will also have receiver Kyler Kasper, who was originally in the class of 2023, but recently decided to reclassify to 2022.
How he fits and opportunities for playing time
Wow, going through Dickey’s available film from Hudl, it is easy to see why many evaluators are so high on him. He runs a verified 4.58 40-time which is solid for being 210 pounds. Another thing, the 210-pounds is mostly muscle, this kid is absolutely built for a receiver. He is a three-sport athlete who has seen some success in all his sports.
On the field, he is a certified baller. He is an excellent route runner with quick burst, and serious explosiveness and agility. He moves his hips well and has no issues with his change of direction while running. A true highlight of his play is his ability to make contested catches. Dickey frequently draws double and triple teams and yet he is still thrown to and he still makes some ridiculous plays to come down with 50/50 balls. While he is a great contested catcher, he also has no issues creating separation from his man. Especially on vertical routes where he commonly blows by his man, makes a great over the shoulder catch, and takes it to the house. His creativeness as a route runner, and his athleticism makes him a nightmare for opposing members of the secondary.
Looking at the Oregon roster, it may be a bit challenging to get on the field immediately, but Dickey absolutely has the necessities to compete for playing time right away. He also is an extremely skilled return man, so he will get on the field early on for special teams.
Depending on the roster situation when he arrives in Eugene, Dickey very likely could see the field early on, possibly as a WR2 or 3, depending on draft departures and transfers from the prior season.
I absolutely love this fit for Dickey, by year 2 or 3 I expect him to have a shot at being the featured, premiere receiver for the Ducks. This is a massive pick-up for first-year head coach Dan Lanning, and a huge recruiting win for a program looking to compete with USC in recruiting the top talent in the state of California.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]