Isaiah Sategna of Fayetteville had a birthday Sunday, but his present went to Oregon, choosing the Ducks over Southern Cal in his final two schools.
The speedy wide receiver and track star originally committed to Texas A&M, but pulled that back in June and starting making official visits to Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Oregon and USC.
He announced the decision through a social media post Sunday morning:
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Whether the Razorbacks were ever that close to getting a lot of interest from Sategna isn’t exactly known, but going to the Ducks was obviously a decision made in part to wanting to be part of a top-tier track program.
Hayward Field likely played a big role in Sategna’s commitment to Oregon.
“It is definitely the best facility I’ve seen,” he told Ducks Digest. “I’d basically say it’s the best in the world. It obviously doesn’t compare to any college stadiums.”
Sategna also wanted a school that has a strong history of athletes playing two sports.
“It’s pretty cool that they’ve had people do what I want to do,” Sategna said of Oregon’s dual-sport excellence. “Some schools say you can do this, but they haven’t had anybody. Oregon has a record of players doing both, so they can back up what they say.”