WALK ON LIKE A DUCK: Scappoose's Tevin Jeannis becomes Oregon wide receiver
They call it a preferred walk-on, and Tevin Jeannis is off and running.
The 6-foot-2 Scappoose senior wide receiver, who attended Oregon football home games and visited the Ducks' facilities, announced his PWO acceptance via Twitter Tuesday.
Offensive analyst Matt Noyer called and assistant athletic director of football recruiting operations David Kelly texted Jeannis to confirm his new reality.
"[Preferred walk-on] for me means I'm on the team and nothing is different from a player on scholarship money, except the tuition is not being paid for," said Jeannis, who plans to major in finance and business. "I'll get the tutoring, recovery and medical needs that they offer."
Jeannis visited Oregon State University in September, welcomed Portland State University running backs coach AC Patterson to Scappoose High Dec. 13 and received his first scholarship offer from Western Oregon University Dec. 18, but the Ducks are his choice.
Jeannis became an all-Class 4A receiver as he led Scappoose with 39 receptions for 632 yards and six touchdowns in the Cowapa League champion Indians' quarterfinal run this fall after sprinting his boys' 400-meter relay to fifth in the state in May at Hayward Field in Eugene.
Oregon football finished 7-6 overall and 4-5 in the Pac-12 Conference and, days after announcing new coach Mario Cristobal, fell 38-28 to No. 25 Boise State in the Las Vegas Bowl Saturday, Dec. 16, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, Nev.