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Oregon State Representative Apologizes To Recruit He Criticized On Twitter

Genera view of Reser Stadium.

CORVALLIS, OR - SEPTEMBER 09: A general view the satdium during the game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Bill Post has apologized for his actions earlier this week.

Tuesday, Oregon recruit Braden Lenzy, a four-star athlete from Portland, decommitted from the program following the departure of head coach Willie Taggart. Lenzy's decommitment drew ire from some Ducks fans - and unfortunately, one of them was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives, Bill Post.

Post, in a response to Lenzy's tweet, criticized the young man.

The backlash against Post was swift. Thursday, he apologized. Post DMed Lenzy and apologized personally. He then tweeted a screenshot of his apology to Lenzy, adding that he admits he was "stupid" to go after him.

Here's what Post wrote Lenzy, if you can't make it out:

"Braden, I apologize for what I wrote to you last night. I was tired, grumpy and upset, not at you, but at college football in general. My son is 25 and played in high school, I know what you're going through and he just had a very serious knee surgery yesterday that is a result of injuries back in high school, so I have been stressed out and just shouldn't have been on Twitter. NO offense was meant to you personally. I wish you all the best. I was a jerk and know it. I hope you'll accept my humble apology, I've also written an apology to the newspaper."

As for Lenzy's recruitment, he has 11 offers on the table. Notre Dame and UCLA are thought to be the biggest contenders.