One of the top players in the State of Oregon at the 5A level this past season was Tyson Haas of Thurston High School. His 52 catches for 911 yards and 10 TD’s, had him listed towards the top of the charts in multiple statistical categories.
Haas racked up 1st team all league honors from his WR spot, while also earning all conference accolades from his DB position. Head coach Justin Starck has done an outstanding job with the program over the years. That said as the Colts (7-3) record in 2016 helped transition the team back in the right direction, after going (5-24) from 2013-2015.
Tyson broke out last year and has benefited a great deal from the support within his family. Last off season he commuted from Eugene to Portland, multiple times per week, to participate with the EForce All Star Underclass group.
Speaking to this Haas says, “My father strength trains me and he has had a huge impact on my life”. Adding, “I gotta give my mom a shout out cause she is the one who drives me four hours round trip, just so I can work and get better at the sport I love.”
The Colts should be in conference title contention next year, returning a host of all conference athletes, and one of the top receiver duo’s in Oregon with Haas and Ethan Powell (6-3 180 Jr). Powell was equally impressive in 2016 grabbing 48 balls for 650 yards and 10 TD’s.
Referencing the future and some of his goals Tyson says, “I want to play college football, I’m not picky, I just want to get an education and play college ball”. Haas will get an opportunity to do so as he separates himself with his overall athleticism.
His 22 pass deflections on defense complimented his outstanding offense performance in 2016. This versatility will only help bolster his collegiate projection when that time comes. Expect to hear much more on Tyson over the Spring and moving into next year, as he is proving to be one of the better dual threat athletes in Oregon.