Oregon DB Kahlef Hailassie Announces He’s Transferring

first_imgAn Oregon band member holding a school flag.PASADENA, CA – JANUARY 01: The Oregon Ducks marching band during the College Football Playoff Semifinal against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at the Rose Bowl on January 1, 2015 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Oregon defensive back Kahlef Hailassie has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. Hailassie will be seeking a new school to play for.He announced the news on Twitter on Monday afternoon.pic.twitter.com/y3Dq2TKjnQ— Kahlef Hailassie (@YoungLeaf24) October 14, 2019This isn’t too surprising for Oregon or Hailassie. The 6-foot-2 defensive back didn’t see the field too much during his time with the Ducks. Hailassie came to Oregon as apart of the 2018 recruiting class. He ranked as the 99th-best CB in the class and 1,107th overall.During his time with the Ducks, the lengthy defensive back played in 16 games including 13 games in 2018. In the span, Hailassie totaled just three tackles.He’s expected to garner interest from multiple West Coast schools. Hailassie originally committed to Colorado in the summer of 2017. He decommitted later that year.Following his decommittment, he took official visits to several schools including: Washington State, Utah State and FAU. But after a late offer from Oregon, the opportunity was too good to pass down.The 3-star DB chose to sign with the Ducks on national signing day in 2018. But as Oregon has recruited more elite prospects over the past two years, specifically at defensive back, playing time has become sparse for Hailassie.Before his decision to transfer, he was not included in Oregon’s two-deep depth chart.last_img read more