Clemson makes the top three

One of the top running back prospects in the country recently revealed his three favorite schools to National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons.

Tyren Jones has added two big offers from SEC schools recently and he talks about those, his new top three, and when he could commit here.

"Florida offered me last week. I had been receiving letters from them, but they called my head coach (Rocky Hidalgo) last week and offered me. They told Coach Hidalgo that they are going to run more of a pro-style offense and that I really fit their system," said Tyren Jones. Jones is happy about the Gator offer and he plans to visit them over the summer.

Another school the 5-foot-9, 197 pound running back out of Marietta (GA) Walton plans to visit over the summer is Alabama. That visit will be his second visit though because he spent this past Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

He got some big news there too.

"We (Tyren and his family) got there a little early on Saturday, so we were able to talk to the coaches and we then got to sit down with Coach [Nick] Saban.

"We talked for a while and he told me that I had an offer from Alabama. He was educating me and my family about Alabama, telling us about the school, the system, the program, and those type of things. It was nice talking to him."

Outside of the offer, the educational side of Alabama stood out to the future Scout300 running back. The combination of the offer and the visit has landed the Crimson Tide in Jones' top three.

"I am still looking around, but if I had to name a top three right now, it would be Alabama, Georgia, and probably Clemson. Florida could be up there too."

Outside of Alabama's, the only other Junior Day Jones has attended in 2012 is Georgia's. He spent a Saturday in Athens back in January.

"I had a good visit to Georgia and I had a chance to talk to Coach [Mark] Richt a couple of times that day. It was cool to talk to him and Coach [Bryan] McClendon showed me around all day. I learned a lot about their system, how things work at Georgia, and things like that during that visit," Jones said.

He plans to visit Georgia again over the summer along with Clemson, Oklahoma State, and as before mentioned, Alabama and Florida.

Those visits could lead to an early decision for the back that ran for 2,400 yards and 33 touchdowns last season.

"I might commit at the end of the summer if I am ready. There is a chance that I could commit, but it depends on how I am feeling at that time." Top Stories