Oregon Ducks land Colorado defensive back transfer Nikko Reed


The Oregon Ducks landed another defensive back transfer on Monday, as Nikko Reed from Colorado announced his commitment to Oregon.

Reed got in the portal back on April 15th midway through Coach Prime’s first spring ball in Boulder. Reed played two seasons at Colorado and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

At 5’10” 185-lb, Reed started 13 of his 24 games played at Colorado, making 51 total tackles and 3 interceptions. He also returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in a game his freshman year against Utah.

Reed joins Khyree Jackson (Alabama) and Tyree Johnson (Ole Miss)  defensive backs to transfer to Oregon this offseason.

Ourlads currently places Jackson as one of the team’s two projected starting cornerbacks, with Trikweze Bridges occupying the other corner spot and Johnson projecting to start at nickel.

Reed was recruited to Boulder out of high school by Demetrice Martin, the current Oregon Ducks secondary coach who was at Colorado at the time. Martin also helped the Ducks land Christian Gonzalez who transferred from Colorado to Eugene last season. Gonzalez was named First Team All-Pac-12 and was a first-round pick of the New England Patriots in the draft.

Oregon is coming off a 10-3 season in Dan Lanning’s first year as head coach, including a bowl game victory over North Carolina in the Holiday Bowl.

The Ducks open the season Sept. 2nd vs Portland State.