Oregon Ducks Football Bolsters Secondary with Transfer Cornerback
In a surprising move this offseason, the Oregon Ducks football team has added a pair of cornerbacks through the transfer portal. While this wasn't initially part of their plans, the opportunity to acquire talented players was too good to pass up.
One of the transfers that caught their attention was Jabbar Muhammad, a former Washington Huskies cornerback. Muhammad entered the transfer portal after head coach Kalen DeBoer left for Tuscaloosa. The Ducks wasted no time and secured a commitment from Muhammad, who was named a second-team All-Pac-12 player in 2023.
Although Oregon already had solid options at cornerback with the addition of Kam Alexander from UTSA earlier in the month, they couldn't turn down the chance to bring in a player of Muhammad's caliber. In the 2023 season, Muhammad recorded impressive stats, including 46 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions. He also earned 16 pass breakups and had a coverage grade of 77.7, the fifth-best in the Pac-12.
Prior to his time at Washington, Muhammad spent three seasons at Oklahoma State, where he accumulated 71 tackles and 1 interception in two seasons of play. He was even named to the second-team All-Big-12 in 2022.
The addition of Muhammad adds depth to Oregon's secondary, which is already stacked with talent and promising young players. Alongside Muhammad and Alexander, the Ducks have Jahlil Florence, Brandon Johnson, Dontae Manning, Rodrick Pleasant, Daylen Austin, Sione Laulea, and several other promising young prospects. This could potentially be one of the strongest secondaries we've seen in Eugene for quite some time.
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