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Mondeaux raves about Oregon offer

Henry Mondeaux visited Oregon last weekend and over lunch the Portland (Ore.) Jesuit prospect got the good news he was waiting for.
The Ducks were ready to offer.
"It went really well," Mondeaux said. "I had lunch with the defensive coordinator and the defensive line and linebackers coaches and the defensive coordinator offered me when we were eating."
Oregon likes the 6-foot-4, 245-pound prospect as an outside linebacker/defensive end hybrid and Mondeaux said he's all for it.
Getting an offer from the Ducks is huge for Mondeaux but he said he wants to remain patient in the recruiting process - and he even told the Oregon coaches that he wasn't prepared to make his commitment.
According to Mondeaux, the Ducks' coaches took it in stride, didn't rush him into making a decision and the Portland Jesuit recruit is thankful.
There is no question Oregon is high in his recruitment but Mondeaux is not ready to make his choice just yet.
"It is a great offer but I think I'm going to wait and the coaches definitely understand that," Mondeaux said. "They said they're not going to pressure anyone into a commitment. I want to wait and see what some of my other options are and try to take some other official visits before I make a decision.
"I like the coaches first off. Many of the coaches have been there for so long and a lot of the other schools have coaches that leave after three or four years and I really liked their philosophy and the way they introduced everything.
"I obviously liked their facilities, too. They have a great advantage having Phil Knight and NIKE being such a big part of their program. I got to tour their new building and all their facilities are really technologically-advanced and really cool. I love how they run practice. It's fast and efficient and overall it's really great."
So far, Mondeaux has landed offers from Cal, Oregon, Oregon State and Washington. He thinks Boise State could be close to offering as well.
As far as planned official visits for the fall, Mondeaux said he'd like to see Cal and Oregon for sure before making his decision.