UCLA Football could be at an advantage with Oregon de-commit Theo Howard who was continually recruited by the Bruins while giving his allegaince to the Ducks.
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The Oregon football team got a surprise on Sunday in the form of a de-commitment from one of their biggest catches in the 2016 class as 6’0″, 174 lbs. 4-star wide receiver Theo Howard out of Westlake Village, CA decided to open up his recruitment.
The top-ranked receiver who committed to Oregon in March and tweeted out on Sunday, “I would like to thank all the coaches at Oregon and all the fans in Eugene as well for everything, but I have decommitted to make sure I make the best decision for my future in becoming a man and developing as a student-athlete.” Part of making that “best decision” for himself could include the UCLA Football team.
Though he had pledged to play for the Ducks, UCLA Football Wide Receiver Coach Eric Yarber had continued to stay in contact with the #2 WR in California (#47 overall per Scout.com).
It is assumed that Oregon is still in the mix for Howard, but right now it appears that two other teams have more of an advantge at this point. Hometown teams UCLA and rival
What makes this decison to de-commit so awkward, is the fact that he was all-out with Oregon, even to the point where he was helping to recruit other players to Eugene. Hopefully now there are UCLA football commits that are willing to try and bring Howard to the Blue and Gold side of the force and play for the Bruins. We will conitnue with this story as we follow Howard’s now-open recruitment.