RECRUITING: Tim Tebow has no favorites yet

While Tim Tebow's getting tons of interest from virtually all the major schools out there, at this early juncture in his recruiting saga, he says he has no favorites at this time. He does tell us which schools he likes and says he's looking for a program where he fits best with the coaches.

Tim Tebow: "Some schools I've got some heavy interest towards would be Florida, Florida State, Miami, Georgia, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, South Carolina, Iowa and Nebraska," says Florida quarterback Tim Tebow (6-3, 225, 4.6), from Nease High School in Jacksonville. "But I don't have a leader, or even a top five yet."

"All of those schools have offered me as well as Hawaii, UConn, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt, Oregon, Kansas State, Purdue, Syracuse, Indiana and Louisville (first to offer).

"I like all of the Florida schools because they produce some great athletes, that are all talented and they also all have great coaches. Coach (Urban) Meyer is putting in a great system over at Florida. And you just can't argue with the success that coach (Bobby) Bowden has had over at Florida State. And in a short span of time, coach (Larry) Coker has put up some great numbers at Miami. All those schools are loaded with talent.

"I really love coach (Scot) Loeffler (quarterbacks) at Michigan. He's a real awesome guy. He and coach (Lloyd) Carr have recruited some of the best athletes in the nation, and they've got great success there.

"I like Nebraska too, even though they haven't had that much success in the past couple years. But they've had top ten finishes in recruiting in those two years as well (SuperPrep ranked the classes #6 in '05 and #43 in '04). Coach (Bill) Callahan has had success at the pro level and he's a great QB coach.

"I'm just looking for a program where I fit in and I like the coaches," he says. "I'm also looking to compete well and really feel the dream of being a college quarterback. I just want to succeed.

During last football season, Tebow unofficially visited Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Miami, South Carolina, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio State and Tennessee.

He has not attended any JR Days so far due to a busy baseball schedule.

"I don't really know of any schools that are recruiting me for baseball…my coach takes care of all that. I'm not really worried about it though. It is possible that I might play both sports in college but if I had to choose one, it would be pretty hard to pick baseball over football," says Tebow.

"There's just something about football that makes me want to get out there every day of the year and play it.

"I'd like to narrow down my top five by the start of the season and I'll commit to a school when I feel comfortable enough to do so.

"I'm a real open-minded person and I'd say one of my greatest strengths is listening to people and learning from them, so that I can get better. I want to work on making my reads quicker and faster, and I want to get the ball into the right hands to make plays. I just want to do everything faster."

Final JR (11-2) stats: 4300 yds pass/46 TDs; 1280 yds rush/25 TDs. Tebow broke the Florida state record for most passing and total yards in one season with these numbers.

Bench: 350/Squat: 525/Power Clean: 315/Vert Jump: 32.5"

3.5 GPA/March SAT scores unreported


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