Oregon landed two huge names on Wednesday morning when they picked up wide receivers Chance Allen of Missouri City (Texas) Lawrence E. Elkins High School and Bralon Addison of Missouri City (Texas) Hightower High School. Many suspected that the two players would eventually land at the same school, despite Allen’s one-time commitment to Oklahoma State and Addison’s one-time commitment to Texas A&M.
Allen stands tall at 6’2” and 188 pounds, and should bring some much needed size to an Oregon wide receiving group that’s been lacking as of late. Addison, meanwhile, is the No. 18 ranked wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals and will undoubtedly bring speed and athleticism to the group.
In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, Addison admitted the decision to not go with A&M, although difficult, ultimately took a load off his shoulders.
“It’s definitely a burden off my shoulder,” said Addison “I know in the back of my mind I made some people unhappy and some people happy, but you can’t live life like that. When you get an opportunity to help yourself succeed, you have to pick what’s best for you.
“I fell in love with that place when I went up there, as far as academically and athletically.”