Bralon Addison, the No. 18 rated wide receiver recruit in the nation according to Rivals, has committed to Oregon on National Signing Day 2012. Addison, who played for Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, chose Oregon over Texas A&M, considered the favorite for Addison, as well as Oklahoma State, where he'd been previously committed.
Addison admitted that the firing of former A&M head coach Mike Sherman reopened his recruitment. He spoke about his decision to the Houston Chronicle:
"It’s definitely a burden off my shoulder," said Addison, who led Hightower to the Class 5A Division I championship game. "I know in the back of my mind I made some people unhappy and some people happy, but you can’t live life like that. When you get an opportunity to help yourself succeed, you have to pick what’s best for you.
"I fell in love with that place when I went up there, as far as academically and athletically."
Addison, a 5-foot-10, 182 lb. wide receiver, is the 13th rated overall recruit in the state of Texas and the 112th overall recruit in the nation according to Rivals.