Any person who has seen the end of a relationship in their life is probably aware of the desire to test that person and see how they feel after the breakup.
For Oregon Ducks fans, “the one who got away” could very well be 4-star wide receiver Tetairoa McMillan ranked #5 on WR’s 2022 Recruiter Rankings. McMillan was initially loyal to the Ducks, but after the departure of Mario Cristobal and the hiring of Dan Lanning, he decided to abandon his commitment to the Arizona Wildcats.
Now, Oregon fans may want to take a look at Tucson and see how McMillan is faring ahead of his first season.
The answer is most likely not one that will make you quickly get over a metaphorical breakup.
“Here’s a guy who was committed to Oregon and for a long time it looked like it was going to be an Oregon-USC race for him. He’s committed to Oregon, but Arizona has never stopped,” Brandon Huffman of 247Sports said. “He is one of the biggest commitments Arizona has ever received because he is an instant impact player.”
Of course, the Ducks have proven themselves incredibly well as a wide receiver when it comes to recruiting since Eugene got a new coaching staff. So far in the last few months they have received 5-star Yurrion Dickey (2023), 4-star Kyler Kasper (2022) and 4-star Ashton Cozart (2023). However, it will always be interesting to keep an eye on the Wildcats and see just how much of an impact McMillan can make in Tucson.
There will always be a part of the Oregon fans who think about what it would be like if he turned out to be the star we think he is capable of.
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