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Kearns' Bassa commits to Oregon, becoming 3rd Top 10 prospect from Utah to choose Ducks

By Sean Walker, | Posted - Oct. 12, 2020 at 9:06 p.m.

KEARNS โ€” Another top-10 high school football player in the state of Utah is headed west for college.

To the Pacific Northwest, that is.

Kearns' Jeffrey Bassa, a three-star athlete who projects as a safety at the next level, announced Monday evening his commitment to Oregon. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety is rated the No. 7 overall recruit in the Beehive State, and No. 1-rated safety.

Bassa selected Oregon over a top 3 that also included Utah and Oklahoma State, as well as others.

โ€œThe hardest part of this journey is taking the time to say no to coaches who have built relationships with me and my family," Bassa said on Instagram Live. "However, I know exactly where I belong and where I want to be. I have finally chosen to step through the door that God has opened for me.โ€

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Players are not bound by oral commitments until National Signing Day. But if he makes reaffirms his pledge with a signature, Bassa will join top-rated tackle Kingsley Suamataia of Orem and Corner Canyon center Jackson Light with the Ducks. Former Orem linebacker Noah Sewell, the top-rated local recruit from last year's Class of 2020 by 247 Sports, also elected to join his older brother Penei at Oregon.

A two-way player with the Cougars, Bassa has 222 yards of total offense and 35 tackles at Kearns (7-1), who wrap up the regular season Friday at Cyprus.

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