Swinney After Top QB in Florida

Jacksonville, FL has been kind to the Tigers over the past few years and Clemson's Dabo Swinney is hoping he can work his magic again and pull in a top quarterback for the 2006 recruiting class. <BR><BR> CUTigers.com has the latest on one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, Tim Tebow, in this recruiting update. <BR>

QB Tim Tebow
6-3, 220, 4.6
Nease High School
Jacksonville, Florida

The 6-3, 220 pound prospect already has offers from many of the top programs in the nation. "I have around 30 offers. Some of the schools to offer over the past few weeks are LSU, Clemson, Purdue and Iowa," Tebow told CUTigers.com in a recent interview.

When asked if he has any early favorites, Tebow responded, "I would say no. Not right now. There are some schools we like, but not really any favorites," said Tebow.

Coach Dabo Swinney will be trying to convince Tebow that he can come in and compete for early playing time after Charlie Whitehurst leaves Tiger Town. "I like Coach Swinney. He is very nice. I haven't talked with him much. He's talked to my dad a lot more," said the star quarterback.

The Florida standout plays three sports for Nease High School attending junior days is very difficult this spring. "I haven't been to any yet. We've been busy with basketball just ending. Baseball is starting now. We play every Saturday.

"I might like to play baseball in college as well. We have a good baseball program at Nease. I'm a decent player," said Tebow.

Tebow has plans for the summer, but they may not include college camps. "I'm not too sure about that yet. I'm going to the Philippines on a mission trip for three weeks. After that, the most important for me is to work with my receivers this summer.

As far as what's important to him in the recruiting process, Tebow says he's looking for a good relationship between himself and his coaches.

"I'm looking for a good head coach and QB coach. I need to like both of them. I will spend four years of my life with them. I need to respect them as coaches and people. I want to make sure I can fit in with them."

Distance will not be a factor for the prize recruit. "There's not too much of a difference. I just want to go where I feel like I fit in the best. I want to have a chance to compete and play. I just want to find a place I can learn and get better," said Tebow.

What is a typical week like for one of the nation's top quarterbacks? "You know I get a lot of calls from the media. The coaches can't call yet so the coach gets a lot of calls at school. A lot of the schools will send me a text message asking me to call. Between here and at school I probably get about 20 letters a day. I don't read them all. My dad reads a lot of them," added the Florida standout.

We will continue to keep you updated on this outstanding quarterback from Florida, right up through signing day 2006.

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