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Michiah Quick could be next DeAnthony Thomas at Oregon

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Oregon is taking a passive approach when it comes to recruiting some elite prospects on the west coast, including Joe Mixon and wide receiver Michiah Quick (Fresno, Ca. Central East) who would be a perfect in the offense the Ducks run.

His skill-set is so diverse and extraordinary that he would be an immediate contributor as soon as he steps onto Oregon’s campus. However, the big problem with that is the Ducks have yet to even offer Quick–yet.

Despite not extending an offer his way, the Ducks are still inside his top five schools. That right there shows me he wants to replace DeAnthony Thomas when he goes to the NFL–as is expected following his junior season–and is itching to get that offer from head coach Mark Helfrich.

Quick is just that and Scout.com ranks him as the No. 1 wide receiver recruit in the class of 2014 while 247Sports.com composite ranks him as a top-three receiver. At 6-0 and 180-pounds he has the ability to play a number of positions on offense and special teams like current Duck, Thomas and could also play cornerback at the same time.

He is a difference-maker with the ball in his hands and plays the game at another level than his high school peers. Quick makes the game look easy and can do anything that is asked of him on the football field. Like Thomas is at Oregon, he is a threat to score every single time the ball is in his hands. Quick is exactly what Oregon is looking for and will need when Thomas leaves.

My advice to Oregon–not that they need it–is pick up the phone and give Quick the scholarship he deserves before it’s too late and he’s playing for the rival Trojans at USC who have actually extended an offer.

Patrick’s a college football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @PatrickASchmidt and add him to your Google network.