RECRUITING: Tim Tebow talks about top schools

When releases its Top 100 players in the country this summer, it is a good bet you will see Mr. Tebow's name on the squad.

Tim Tebow Profile

The Orlando Sentinel has already rated Tim as Florida's #1 prospect. And why not, all Tim did during his junior season at Nease (3A) was throw for a state-record 4,286 yards and 46 TDs while rushing for another 1,266 yards and 24 TDs.

Tim has received 35 Division 1 offers and it looks like Florida, FSU, Miami, Michigan, Georgia, and Nebraska have a jump on the rest of the pack, but as Tim stated emphatically, "I am still wide open and have not closed the door on anyone who is still interested in me."

What makes you such a good signal caller?

"I think it is due to my competitiveness and leadership. I try to lead by example, and if my peers never see my quit, then they are going to follow my lead. I think that is my biggest attribute."

What are your working on to make yourself a better QB?

"My reads, I am always working on getting quicker with my reads. If you know where to get the ball, then the quicker the better. You have to get the ball in your playmaker's hands as quickly as possible. That is what makes you a good QB, not how far or hard you can throw a ball. Everybody can just chunk it."

How did Nease fare on the field last season?

"We went 11-2 and lost in the 3rd round (3A) of the playoffs. We moved up to Class 4A this year, so we have our work cut out for us."

Who are the main schools that are recruiting you that you are interested in?

"I am still wide open. I really am. I know a lot of people say that, but I have not closed the door on anyone that is interested in me. The whole recruiting process is really just starting, as I am learning so much about so many new schools. But right now, my top schools are definitely Florida, then Florida State, Miami, Michigan, Georgia, and Nebraska. Those are probably my top schools right now, but it might be a whole new list next week. I am still wide open."

Have you received scholarship offers from all of the schools you just listed?

"Yes sir, I have 35 total offers now."

Which SEC programs have not offered you?

"I think Kentucky is the only one who has not offered me. And Auburn, those are the only two."

What are your thoughts on Ole Miss?

"I have not been able to talk to them that much, but my dad has been talking with them a lot. I hear they are on the uprise with Coach Orgeron going over there. I am still interested in a lot of schools, including Ole Miss. They are definitely on the uprise, and I would be interested in seeing what they have to offer. It will be fun following them this year."

Which combines and team camps do you plan to attend this spring and summer?

"I went to the Army All-American combine in February, and I am going to the Nike camp at FSU next weekend. Those two combines will be it for me."

Have you been on any unofficial visits lately?

"I took a lot last year, but this spring, I have only had a chance to check out one of Florida's practices."

Anymore on the horizon?

"We might, it depends on how the summer goes. I leave the country for three weeks in July, so that is a big chunk of my summer. I want to make sure my team is taken care of because we have some unleft business to attend. Next season is all that is on my mind right now. The recruiting part of it will take care of itself."

What will be the main factors when it comes decision time?

"The biggest part is that I want to find a place where I fit in the best. If I am going to be there for 4 years, I want to make sure I get a long with the players and coaches. I need to really bond with their coaches."

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