Brodey Hasty Receives Release from Oregon, Will Attend NAU

One of the nation's top distance recruits will be taking his talents elsewhere this fall.

Brodey Hasty has been released from his National Letter of Intent at the University of Oregon. He will attend Northern Arizona University.

"It was always a tough choice for me since I love the mountains. I wanted to get back to a place like Flagstaff," Hasty told Tennessee MileSplit.

Hasty originally committed to Oregon back on December 23. On June 18, former Oregon head coach Andy Powell announced that he would be accepting the same position at the University of Washington. But the uncertainty in Eugene led Hasty to reconsider his decision.

"The coaching change at Oregon allowed me to step back and re-evaluate my options," Hasty added. "It was just a decision I felt was right for me. I wish the best for the men of Oregon in the future."

Hasty, who lived in Utah before moving to Brentwood during middle school, originally considered the Lumberjacks when he made his choice back in December.

The opportunity to train in altitude once again and continue his college career in Flagstaff was too good to pass up.

Hasty won four national championships in his time with coach Guy Avery in Brentwood. That includes a pair of titles anchoring Brentwood's distance medley relay this year indoors and outdoors. He posted a career cross country best of 14:32 at the Great American Cross Country Festival in 2016.

"I am ecstatic to join the team. It's a fun group of guys who I will enjoy running with," he said.

Hasty joins a powerhouse program in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Lumberjacks have won two straight national championships in cross country. And now they'll be adding one of the nation's best recruits to join a loaded squad.