Shipley Reopens His Recruitment

Wilsonville HS WR Tanner Shipley (Wilsonville, OR) verbally committed to BYU back in late June but has since decided to reopen his recruitment in order to ensure he makes the correct choice. The talented WR says he's back to being wide open at this point in his recruitment & open to all schools. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about what led to his decision to reopen his recruitment

Wilsonville HS WR Tanner Shipley (Wilsonville, OR) verbally committed to BYU back in late June but has since decided to reopen his recruitment in order to ensure that he makes the correct choice. The talented WR says he's back to being wide open at this point in his recruitment and open to all schools that would like to recruit him.

"I was thinking about the decision to commit, talking to a lot of people, and decided to open things back up," he said. "I want to take a look at a few more schools, make sure I go to the right place, and be 110% when I commit. I'm just going to take my time and look at all of my options."

"BYU and Oregon State are still two of my top schools," he said. "I just want to take a look at all of my options and make sure that I make the right choice," he added.

"I committed right when BYU offered," he stated. "I should have waited a bit longer, but right when you get there you can see how personable they are, supportive, and gave me a different feeling. They want to win and to be champions every day. You can see that."

Boise State hadn't offered before Shipley committed to BYU, but they were recruiting the standout WR and he camped on The Blue back in early June.

"I would definitely be open to Boise State," said Shipley. "I like Boise State a lot. Going over there for the camp was really fun and I really enjoyed playing football on The Blue. It really felt like a hometown place, that anyone could be comfortable in that environment, and that's one thing I really liked. Coach Prince is a real hard-nosed coach, likes tough receivers, and guys that can also play RB. Coach Petersen is one of the best coaches in the nation too."

"I plan on trying to get in contact with them soon."

At this point, Shipley says he's not sure whether he'll take a few official visits or not, but is more focused on simply finding the right school.

"I'm not sure about official visits," he said. "I'll have to see about that. I might end up taking a couple, but I'm just rolling with it right now. I'm going to try to enjoy the process."

For now, Shipley and his teammates are gearing up for what could be a great 2012 campaign. The team returns plenty of talent from last season and Tanner says their goal is simple...win a state championship.

"You hear every year how a team has a goal of winning a state championship," he said. "But winning a state championship is something we have dreamed about since we were little. I've been playing with these guys for a long time now and I think that's a realistic goal for us this season. We love playing with each other, we're focused, and we're taking it day-by-day."

"We've got nine days to get this team on track and ready for fall camp," he said. "We're going to start hitting the weights again soon and I can already tell based on the mentality of our team that this is going to be a great season," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Tanner Shipley.




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