Pac-12 Football

Oregon Football: Ducks Recruit Rushes for 643 Yards, 10 TDs in Friday Night Game

Source: Rivals.Yahoo.com
Source: Rivals.Yahoo.com
Randy ChambersAnalyst ISeptember 15, 2012

If you think the Oregon Ducks score a lot of points as a team right now, you haven't seen anything yet.

De'Anthony Thomas scoring five touchdowns on just 18 total touches means nothing anymore. Oregon averaging nearly 50 points as a team in the first two games of season? Please. There is one player who is making jaws drop before he even steps foot on campus in Eugene. 

Thomas Tyner, a running back from Beaverton, Ore., wanted to do something special on his birthday. After all, you only turn 18 years old once in a lifetime. So when his Aloha High School Warriors took on the Lakeridge Pacers, Tyner decided to put up numbers that the current Oregon Ducks could not imagine producing.

How about rushing for 643 yards and scoring a total of 10 touchdowns? Yes, you read those numbers right. He had more yards in one game by himself than all but three teams are averaging currently in the 2012 season.

The total yardage remains unofficial, but the touchdowns are all accounted for, as his Warriors went on to defeat the Pacers by a score of 84-63. 

Tyner is considered a 5-star recruit from the 2013 class and has already given his verbal commitment to the Oregon Ducks. He also had offers on the table from schools such as Washington, USC and Oregon State, among others.

He is listed at 6'1", 218 pounds and, of course, like nearly every Oregon player, is extremely fast.

Tyner was already receiving a bunch of recruiting hype, but I'm sure more top programs will begin to take notice of this young man after this performance. He is currently considered the fourth-best running back in the 2013 class by Scout.com.

Oregon already has playmakers on the offensive side of the ball, but another one certainly won't hurt—especially when that certain player is producing the way Tyner did on his 18th birthday.

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