UCLA Football Recruiting: 5-Star RB Thomas Tyner Looking at UCLA


HC Jim Mora would love to watch Thomas Tyner tearing up the field.  Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Thomas Tyner is one of the most coveted running backs in the nation for 2013.  Tyner is rated a 5* by Scouts and their #4 RB in the nation.  He is rated 4* by Rivals and their #6 RB in the country.  The Beaverton, OR Aloha HS running back is having an outstanding senior season.

Tyner is a solid 6′ 210lb of blazing speed.  As in LaMichael James kind of speed, only bigger and stronger.  Tyner and Craig Lee would make for a UCLA devastating backfield.  Tyner has listed UCLA as one of the schools he is most interested in.   Rivals also compares him to LeSean McCoy of the Eagles.  Pretty impressive company to keep!

Stay tuned for more news as it develops! (Ed. Note: We’ll also have a detailed scouting report of Tyner as his recruitment begins to heat up, with multiple Pac-12 school vying for his services.)

Here are his stats so far this season, courtesy of OregonLive.com:

Thomas Tyner OregonLive.com Football Fall 2012 Season Statistics
Rushing Attempts184
Rushing Yards Average12.7
Rushing Yards2328
Longest Run93
Rushing Touchdowns29
Receiving Yards41
Average Yards Per Catch13.7
Receiving Touchdowns1
Total Touchdowns30

For an idea of how fast Tyner is, watch this 100M sprint.  He ran a 10.38 as a SOPHOMORE.

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