Vancouver (Washington) Forward Evergreen 2024 Fox Krader stepped off the board on Monday morning announcing his commitment to Oregon.

After attending numerous games in Oregon, Kreider declared his commitment to the Ducks, and relationships with the Oregon coaches played a large part in his decision.

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“I chose Oregon because I believe in everything they have going on,” Kreider said. “I love the game atmosphere, the staff and the players, and most importantly, I feel at home.”

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Kreider said it was not a rash decision – he had been hatching this decision for some time.

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“I have been thinking about this for a couple of months now, talking to God, my family and coaches,” said Krader. “I know I want to be part of the future in Oregon.”

Kreider released the offensive line coach Adrian Klemm be the first to know about his decision.

“I told coach Klemm and he was ecstatic. Krader. He’He’s been hard at work recruiting me for the last couple of months and he loves the news.”

And he said that the coaching staff was an important factor in his selection.

“The coaches also played a big role,” Kreider said. “I love the connection I’ve made with the staff in Oregon.”

Kreider said his family was just as excited about his decision.

“My mom and dad are very happy for me,” said Kreider. “They walk with me through everything that awaits me in the future, and I am very happy that I have them.”

Being only a couple of hours north of Vancouver, Kreider said being close to home was a welcome bonus to his decision.

“Distance also played a role,” Kreider said. “It’s nice to know that my house is only a couple of hours away.”

Now Kreider said he wants to do recruiting on his own.

“I’m going to dial Brandon Baker as well as Devin Brooks and a few other guys,” Kreider said.

Kreider said he’s not sure what his enrollment timeline is – he plays basketball for Evergreen and would like to play in his senior season.

“I’ll sign up when the time comes,” Kreider said.

But he knows for a fact that he’s happy to complete a hiring process that saw double-digit offers 13 months before he was due to sign.

“I feel relieved knowing that I have a place to call home and that I have another family in Oregon that will support me in the future,” Kreider said. “I totally agree.”

He becomes the Ducks’ second allegiance in the class of 2024, joining Medford (Oregon) North Medford tight end AJ Pugliano.

With four stars in the industry-rated 247Sports Composite, Kreider is ranked 16th nationally by 247Sports, and the composite ranks him 7th among Washington state prospects in the class of 2024.