Tyreece Jiles was a QB his first two years at Dunbar before transferring to Cape Coral as a junior and settling in as a CB. He had six interceptions last year and plans on playing on both sides of the ball in 2011.
"Playing QB was my first love, but I knew that I would be recruited as an athlete and I really love playing CB today. I think I have improved a lot over the last year and really love the challenge of going against top WRs. Prince(Holloway) made me a better player in practice because he is so fast and I knew when I could lock him down, I could lock anyone down. I'm going to play offense next year, perhaps some QB, but more likely WR where they get the ball in my hands."
Jiles is sitting on one offer(Wake Forest), but after his stand-out performance in 7on7 interest in him has skyrocketed.
"I'm not worried about the offers at this time, it is still early, and I know they are going to come. A lot of colleges have called the school and I have been able to get in contact with several schools. I'm ready to have a big Spring and I know I am going to have lots of opportunity down the road."
He visited FSU on Saturday and talked about that experience, "I have never really been anywhere north of Tampa, so I was surprised that there were hills in Florida, I guess I knew that, but it was interesting to see."
"I loved Tallahassee, FSU, the whole thing. Seeing Doak Campbell Stadium, wow, that is big. Watching practice showed me where I need to get to as a player. Those guys work out there and it was just really intense and competitive. I watched the DBs and they play the game physically. I like that a lot."
After practice he had a chance to meet for a few minutes with Coach Stoops, "It really meant a lot to me to spend some time with him. I liked him immediately, he is a straight shooter."
Jiles has a connection to FSU in that his good friend Mario Pender is already committed, "That is Mario's dream school and he had the opportunity to commit early. He loves FSU and is always saying that we should check it out. You know he likes to talk. We play at different schools and it is going to be a big game next year. He knows I'm gonna hit him, we hit him hard last year, he'll know what to expect this year."
Jiles is certainly a player that FSU fans should keep an eye on going forward. At 6'0, 175 he has the type of length that is coveted at the CB position and brings tremendous ball skills to the table.