Thomas Tyner decommits from Oregon 

October, 17, 2012
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Longtime Oregon commit Thomas Tyner of Aloha (Ore.) High School, one of the best athletes to ever come out of the state of Oregon, sent shock waves throughout the entire Oregon fan base -- and also got the attention of fan bases nationwide-- when he made it known that he wants to officially visit other schools, primarily UCLA.

Oregon's policy of not recognizing the commitment of a player that chooses to visit elsewhere is well known. The fact that the policy even holds true when dealing with a local athlete of Tyner's caliber shows that the Ducks' coaching staff is serious about the way they handle recruiting.

Tyner has long said that the one school that has continued to recruit him despite his commitment to the Ducks was UCLA. UCLA's persistence, coupled with Tyner's desire to experience the California lifestyle, led him to make the decision to decommit.
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