4-star defensive lineman Gracen Halton decommits from Oregon
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4-star defensive lineman Gracen Halton decommits from Oregon

Keegan Pope01/26/22
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Nearly a year to the day after he committed to Oregon, four-star San Diego (Calif.) St. Augustine defensive lineman Gracen Halton announce he has backed off that pledge.

Halton is the No. 257 prospect in the 2022 class, according to the On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He ranks as the nation’s No. 30 defensive lineman and the No. 19 prospect in California.

The 6-foot-2, 260-pounder is fresh off of a visit to Oklahoma this past weekend and also recently visited Miami, where he was reunited with former Oregon coach Mario Cristobal.

“First off I would like to thank the Oregon Community,” Halton wrote on Twitter. “You guys have shown a lot of love. I want to thank Coach Cristobal, Coach Mastro, Coach Joe for giving me the opportunity to come play at the University of Oregon where they were. Also I would like thank some new big bros I met at Oregon…we will always be locked in. I believe that god has many plans for us and sometimes you have to overcome the bumpy roads to recognize his plan. But at the end of the day if you believe, it will always plan out right and I’ve definitely learned that.

After a great conversation with my family, I would like to announce that I’m decommitting from the University of Oregon. Please respect my decision.”

Halton is now the 13th prospect to decommit from the Ducks after Cristobal’s departure. He chose Oregon last January over offers from Arizona State, Michigan, Penn State and others.