MONMOUTH, Ore. -- Division-II Western Oregon got a handful of football talent from Southern Oregon in their 2018 recruiting class. It was headlined by a trio of South Medford players fresh off a 6A state runner up finish.
Running back/linebacker Jaylin Parnell chose the Wolves after weighing a handful of options. His Panther teammates, receiver Jaalen Owens and defensive back Josiah Johnson will be joining him with the Wolves.
Up I-5 in Grants Pass, Caveman linebacker Richie England chose the Wolves as well, bolstering a linebacker unit coached by Jason Slowey, a WOU alum and 2012 NFL Draft selection by the San Francisco 49ers.
They also got bigger up front by signing Mazama standout offensive lineman Cameron Hankins. All these signings give football fans in Southern Oregon a reason to turn their attention slightly west when football season rolls around in several months.