Brett Bafaro had planned to make his college decision prior to his senior season but was legitimately torn between Oregon and Washington for a while as the Hillsboro (Ore.) Liberty linebacker considered both programs and thought about visits to others as well.
But Bafaro, a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, decided to get his recruitment finished on Friday by committing to the Ducks, a longtime favorite.
"Oregon it is," Bafaro said by text message.
It is another big pickup for Oregon since Bafaro, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound outside linebacker, is rated No. 28 at his position and fifth in the Oregon state rankings by Rivals.com.
He shined at The Opening this summer in Beaverton, Ore., and is poised to move even further up the rankings by National Signing Day.
Bafaro had already visited Oregon earlier in the season and had just recently taken his trip to Washington, which greatly impressed him and, in turn, was making his decision even more difficult.
The Hillsboro Liberty standout had also taken an unofficial visit to Oregon State but the Beavers were also considered a stretch for Bafaro, who said he was considering official visits to Colorado and Boise State before making his decision.
All along Bafaro wanted to make his commitment early and even in the last few weeks - while he remained undecided - the four-star prospect said he would like to make his choice sooner rather than later.
Over the last week or so, Bafaro decided it was time to focus on his top two schools - Oregon and Washington - and the Ducks won out on Friday.