Oregon lands commitment from five-star recruit

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Oregon has landed a commitment from Tyler Dorsey, a five-star guard in the Class of 2015.

The news was first reported by CBSSports.com.

Dorsey was committed to Arizona at one point in time. He’s a scoring guard that wants to be a point guard, but he has a tendency to shoot too much.

“Dorsey operates best with the ball in his hands,” said NBCSports.com recruiting analyst Scott Phillps. “He’s capable of attacking the basket or shooting over smaller guards thanks to his good size for the position. He can play either guard spot, but he’s best suited as a natural scorer.”

The fit with Oregon is perfect. For starters, the Ducks will be losing Joseph Young to graduation, another talented combo-guard that can score in buckets. Head coach Dana Altman needed to find a guy to fill that role, and Dorsey should be a good fit for the offense that Altman runs. He’ll have ample opportunity to get shots and touches.

But the other part of this is that Altman desperately needed to get some recruiting momentum. He’s got enough issues going on with his program as they continue to deal with the sexual assault allegations that cost him three players last spring, and there are questions about whether or not he will be fired for what transpired.

Dorsey was one of the most notable snubs when it comes to the McDonald’s All-American game. He just committed to Nike’s flagship program, which should ensure that he winds up in the Jordan Brand Classic.