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High School Running Back Decommits from Oregon



Thomas Tyner, running back for Aloha high school in Oregon, decommitted from Oregon on October 17.

Tyner committed to the Ducks last November, but decided to look at his other options. Tyner has shown interest in: Boise State, California, UCLA, USC, Washington and Washington state.

He received offers from: UCLA, USC and Washington.

According to Tyner, he didn’t know where he would be truly happy, if he didn’t put himself out there. He believes he has to do what he has to do.

Chris Casey, Aloha coach, told the Oregonian that he wasn’t aware of Tyner decommitting.

Tyner is an amazing running back and athlete. According to ESPN, Tyner is ranked No. 1 recruit in state and No. 11 recruit at his position for the Class of 2013.

The 6’0, 205 lbs star set the Oregon single-game rushing record with 643 yards and 10 touchdowns against Lakeridge, Oregon earlier this season.

Many believe that UCLA has an advantage to get Tyner. Tyner is believed to want the California lifestyle.

I personally think Tyner’s decision was a bad one. I would have loved to see him play for the Ducks. The Ducks have a great coach in Chip Kelly and won many conference titles. In Kelly’s four years coaching the Ducks, he led them to 40-6 record. He also won Pac-10 Coach of the Year twice (2009-2010) and Associated Press Coach of the Year in 2010.

Not only do the Ducks have a great coach, but the program knows how to win. They have 10 conference titles with their most recent title coming in 2011.