Oregon's Former Five-Star TE Colt Lyerla Withdraws from School

By D.J. Byrnes on October 7, 2013 at 11:35 am
Former Oregon TE Colt Lyerla

Former five-star recruit Colt Lyerla, who has had his problems with new Oregon frontman Mark Helfrich, has finally crossed the rubicon at Oregon. From GoDucks.com:

Lyerla, a former five-star recruit from Hillsboro, finished his UO career with 12 career starts and 34 receptions. He was suspended for the Ducks’ win Saturday at Colorado, but said Sunday his departure wasn’t related to that and was “completely my decision.”

“I love everyone at Oregon; everyone’s on good terms, I believe,” Lyerla said. “Just for my own benefit, it was time to move on.”

Lyerla said he does not plan to transfer to another school, but rather to pursue a professional career. He said he had “a really good talk” with Helfrich late Sunday, and that “we left on good terms.”

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