Posted On: 06/25/20 7:34 PM

One of the top prospects from the state of Colorado announced his commitment to play at the next level.

In an announcement at Heritage High School that was broadcast on 9News and on his personal Instagram account, tight end Terrance FergusonTerranceFerguson6'5" | TEHeritage | 2021StateCO shared where he would go to play college football.

“For the next four years, I’ll be attending the University of Oregon,” Ferguson announced during his commitment ceremony on Thursday.

Ferguson chose Oregon over Auburn, Tennessee, USC and Wisconsin, with family standing behind him and many other fans off camera in attendance.

A two-year starter for the Heritage Eagles, Ferguson has caught 123 pass for 1,901 yards and 20 touchdowns so far in his high school career. The 6-foot-5 tight end is current the second ranked tight end in the state of Colorado and the fourth ranked prospect by Prep Redzone Colorado.

When asked what led to Oregon landing his commitment, Ferguson mentioned a great relationship established with the coaching staff and the chance to flourish in the offensive system.

“The coaching staff is pretty much family with my family now,” Ferguson said. “The way that they use the tight end, I feel like I’ll fit in very well and be successful.”

Oregon finished with a 12-2 record and won the Rose Bowl for the 2019 season and has been one of the top collegiate programs in the country, most notably in the western region. He becomes the 15th hard commit to Oregon and will join current players from the state of Colorado on the roster in linebackers Adrian Johnson (Mullen) and Isaac Townsend (Ralston Valley). The Ducks currently sit No. 2 with their recruiting class in the Pac-12 behind USC.

Ferguson has the size and athleticism of a typical tight end who can flex out and play like a wide receiver. He shows good route running skills, sure hands with a big catching radius when thrown the ball. There is plenty of speed to run away from defenders, but he also has the physicality to break tackles in space. In his junior season, he also saw some time in the backfield and ran the ball 30 times for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

With his commitment, the top four prospects from the state of Colorado in the Class of 2021 are now committed.