After receiving calls on a daily basis during the May evaluation period from coaches and media, quarterback Tim Tebow of Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla., is ready for some quiet time. He is also preparing for his upcoming trip to the Philippines.
GoBlueWolverine.com spoke with Tebow about the trip, and where his recruiting stands after the May evaluation period. Does he have a leader?
With well over 30 offers, quarterback Tim Tebow of Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla., experienced a busy May, fielding calls on a daily basis from college coaches and media from across the country. "I was talking to people every day," he said. "It's all good though. I'm still enjoying the process, but I am looking forward to a little quiet time."
In early July Tebow will escape the spotlight shining on him as one of the top prospects in the country, as he'll be heading to the Philippines for some missionary work.
"I was born in the Philippines," he said. "My dad has a missionary service and he takes about 60 other Americans over. We'll be there for three weeks and we'll visit the orphanage my dad runs, and we'll visit schools and hospitals where we'll talk to kids and take care of things they may need. We also visit prisons. This will be the third time I've gone over there."
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Tebow said he would return to the USA just in time for the Elite 11 combine being held July 25-28 in Southern California. And before he leaves for the Philippines, he will be busy with his team. "We'll be going to a passing camp every week," he said. "I know we'll be going up to one in Valdosta, Ga., and to one in North Carolina."
Tebow has refused to name a leader all along, but mentioned one school first when asked about some of the top schools at which he is considering. "Michigan, Florida, Alabama, Clemson, South Carolina, USC, and Florida State are certainly top schools I'm looking at," he said. "But I'm not ruling out anybody. We'll probably take a visit to Miami and to Florida State sometime this month.
Tebow is also a top baseball player, and that will be a major factor in his choice. "Alabama, Clemson, USC, and Florida are all schools that I'm looking at that have strong baseball programs," he said. "I like playing baseball and would like to in college. Most of the schools recruiting me say I can do both."
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