Tinkle commits to his dad, Oregon State

Tres Tinkle had aspirations of being recruited by a host of colleges, but in the end he wanted to play for his dad. Tinkle committed to Oregon State.

It’s a family affair at Oregon State.

It’s been a foregone conclusion that Tres Tinkle, a 6-foot-6 forward out of Missoula (Mont.) Hellgate, would end up at Oregon State once his father – Wayne Tinkle -- took their head coaching job in the spring.

On Tuesday that came to fruition, as Tinkle informed Scout.com that he has given his father and the Beavers a verbal commitment.

“Playing for my dad is very special and we have a great class coming in to have a chance of making Oregon State a power house,” Tinkle told Scout.com.

Tinkle said outside of Utah, majority of the schools that had been recruiting him stopped talking to him, so it made his decision to commit to Oregon State easier.

“At first I just wanted to keep getting recruited, but as time went on there was nobody else I would like to play for,” Tinkle said. “He knows my game better than anyone and will push me to become the best player I can be.”

Tinkle made his way into Scout.com’s top 100 in the spring with strong performances playing for Ryan Silver’s Earl Watson Elite team. A 6-foot-6 combination forward, Tinkle is a good long-range shooter, can attack off the dribble and is a hard playing prospect. He’s currently ranked No. 69 overall in the 2015 class.

To go with Tinkle, Stephen Thompson Jr. and Derrick Bruce also committed to Oregon State on Tuesday. They join Drew Eubanks, a top 100 recruit, to make up the Beavers current 2015 recruiting class.

Since 2002, Oregon has reeled in just two top 100 recruits. On Tuesday they picked up a pair -- Tinkle and Thompson Jr. -- and with Eubanks currently have three in their 2015 recruiting class.

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