Tyner: Because I really wanted to stay close to my family. They have a great journalism program (which I want to do), and also a great track/ football program. I'm still very open with my college decision. I want to take visits out to schools in California.
(Redzone) : You're known for your speed, but you've also gotten a lot of credit for being able to bounce off defenders or break tackles. People don't seem to expect this too much from running backs dubbed "Speed backs." Do you think that your style of running is similar to what Oregon lost this year in LaMichael James?
Tyner: When I heard of Chip leaving, I was in shock. Just that he didn't even tell me he was considering leaving when I committed. The thought of him leaving still worries me. I've heard people say, "I don't expect him to stay much longer." I've always wanted to go to a program that I can trust, and will stay loyal..
Tyner: Campbell and I were able to have a very fun and humorous relationship the first time we met. I love that guy as a coach and as a person.
(RedZone) : Sounds great, have heard only but the best about Coach Campbell. Let's move on to some lighter stuff!
In the house of Thomas Tyner, what is currently in your fridge?
Tyner: You'll find nothing but healthy food in my fridge now. I changed my ways from McDonalds to healthier foods...Surprisingly.
(RedZone) : In your down time, what do you do to unwind or to set aside from all of the serious aspects of your life right now?
Tyner: I like to play piano, go to church, and just watch movies with friends. Im a pretty chill and outgoing person, so im always down for an adventure.
(RedZone) : How pumped are you to wear 1 billion different uniform combinations? Do you honestly think that plays into recruits minds for Duck recruiting (maybe not you but for others?)
Tyner: Its very exciting! Uniforms shouldnt be what makes a recruit choose the school though. Chip said that himself at Junior Day.
(RedZone) : If you were to pick a celebrity crush, who would that be (We all know everyone has one if they think about it lol)
Tyner: Lol well my favorite artist now is Chris Brown, but probably Hayden Panettiere
(RedZone) : What is one thing that the public does not yet know about Thomas Tyner? Can be something small, and nothing significant...or maybe something you enjoy to do, or a hidden talent...etc
Tyner: Probably playing piano
(RedZone) : Finally Thomas, What Camps or plans do you have for this upcoming summer?