One of the hottest recruits in the NW has re-opened his recruitment. At least for now. Tanner Shipley of Wilsonville High School in Oregon was offered by Wyoming and Oregon State and then by BYU. Without much time to really think things through he pulled the trigger and declared verbally to the Cougars.
But that changed last week as Shipley decided top open the door again. It appears his decision was a little too hasty.
Recently he joined the Mormon Faith and that proceeded the declaration. But with a little time under his belt now he is having to think through things again. As he should he is carefully weighing and balancing the benefits both with OSU and with BYU.
"I have so much family spread out through the northwest that if I went to Oregon State they would be able to go to all my games. So that is definitely a big plus." said Shipley.
He also shared more insight on why he de-committed when he shared what his pros and cons of BYU are.
PROS: "The coaching staff, the amazing environment the facilities and its great.
Cons: "It's a new place for me, I really haven't had that much time there and it's a new environment. The distance and new people, I really haven't played on a team where I didn't know everyone on the team."
Tanner is a smart kid and will figure things out. Now open to options someone like the Beavers would be wise to sweep in and take a stab at getting Shipley and his highly ranked team mate Johnny Ragin. What a package deal those two would make.
Time will figure this all out. The highly pressurized situation kids like Tanner are subjected to is often just too much. The best thing for BYU or Oregon State is to get him on his own terms when he is certain of his decision. One that Tanner says he will make relatively soon.