Kyler Kasper breaks down Oregon commitment

One of the top wide receivers in the country is off the board.

?Four star wideout Kyler Kasper of Gilbert (Ariz.) Williams Field announced his commitment to Oregon on Sunday, choosing the Ducks over more than two dozen other scholarship offers including Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee and UCLA.

The lanky 6-foot-5, 185-pound prospect took an official visit to Tennessee on Apr. 8 and promptly announced he would be revealing his college choice. Kasper made it to Eugene twice this off-season and was blown away each time.

“Really, the whole staff up there is so down to Earth,” Kasper told 247Sports. “The big selling point for me was coach Junior Adams† He’s a great coach who obviously coaches Cooper Kupp and we were able to see all the great things Kupp has been doing in the NFL. I just had a great feel for coach Adams and Oregon as a whole and I just can’t wait to get up there.”

Kasper, in fact, won’t have to wait long to get back to Eugene for good. He is reclassifying to the 2022 class and plans to get to campus in mid July to join the program.

“I’m pumped,” Kasper said. “I am super excited to get up there and get things rolling. The coaches see me being able to do everything in that offense and lining up anywhere on the field, whether that’s in the slot or moving around to the outside. It’s a very versatile role.”

In 11 games as a junior last season, Kasper was credited with 51 receptions for 943 yards and nine touchdowns. The Iowa legacy has averaged over 18 yards per catch through his two varsity seasons.

Kasper’s father, Kevin, was drafted in the sixth round out of Iowa in 2001 before playing eight years in the NFL.

“He has nice soft hands, where he plucks the ball out of the air,” 247Sports national analyst Chris Singletary wrote in the younger Kasper’s scouting report. “A major trait that he has is his ability to be able to track the ball with ease and make tough catches. Because of his excellent size and length his catch radius is something that gives defensive backs issues when covering him. It’s a positive for quarterbacks who know that he can make the play when the ball isn’t always pinpoint.”

For the Ducks, it’s another notable victory in the Grand Canyon State. The program has been successful in the Phoenix area in recent years, landing the likes of quarterback Ty ThompsonBram Walden and Brandon Buckneramong others.

Cole Martina four-star corner from Chandler (Ariz.) Basha and teammate of Kasper’s on the 7v7 circuit, is a commitment in the 2023 class.

With the recruiting calendar currently on the ever-important spring evaluation period and coaches scattered across the country, stay tuned to 247Sports for breaking news, insight and analysis as prospects from all classes continue to sort through their top contenders.

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