Tai-ler Jones gets three more offers

Tai-ler Jones, a highly recruited junior wide receiver from Gainesville, Georgia spoke with Scout.com about his recruitment. Although it's early in the recruiting process, he already holds seven offers. Jones expects more before the end of the year.

Tai-ler Jones, a highly recruited junior wide receiver from Gainesville, Georgia spoke with Scout.com about his recruitment. Although it's early in the recruiting process, he already holds seven offers. Jones expects more before the end of the year. Tai-ler plays many positions on his high school team. He's the top wide receiver for Gainesville but also plays free safety, returns punts, and kickoffs, and is the punter. He's averaging over 40 yards per punt.

Tai-ler I understand you picked up three offers today?

Yes sir, I did. Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Kentucky all offered me today. That brings my total to seven offers I have received thus far."

What other teams have offered you?

"In addition to the three I got today, Arkansas, North Carolina State, West Virginia and Ole Miss have offered me scholarships."

Let's talk about the three you got today. What are positives about all three?

"Well, Kentucky runs a spread offense, an offense that a receiver wants to be a part of on offense. South Carolina runs a mixture of a spread offense and whatever Coach Spurrier can dream up to make his offense run. I like Coach Spurrier plus his son is the wide receivers coach too. With Georgia Tech, they run a triple option type spread that leaves wide receivers one on one with defensive backs and that is something that any wide receiver would love. Plus, they have produced some very good wide receivers lately and put several in the NFL. Also, they are a top academic school that you will receive a great degree from that will be very useful after football is over."

Have you been to any games this year?

"Yes sir, I have. I've gone to games at Georgia Tech, Georgia, Auburn, Clemson, Alabama, Florida, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and Kentucky."

Do you have any favorites this early in your recruiting process?

"No sir, I don't. It's way too early. I'd like to get to know the schools better and what they have to offer both academically and on the field before I can say there is a leader. Once I starting visiting schools, I should have a better idea of which ones will be my favorites. Right now, all colleges are equal no matter who they are or if they offer me tomorrow. They'd still be equal with all the schools that have already offered."

So, say if Florida, Florida State or Georgia offered you this week they'd be on even ground with the seven schools that have offered?

"That's correct. I want to be fair to myself and all the schools. I want to collect all the information I can and make an intelligent decision, not a hasty one."

What are you looking for in a school?

"I will look at all the schools and see if they have my major first. Then I will look at which school I can get on the field the quickest. I'll look at the depth chart and see if they are loaded at my position."

What will you major in when you get to school?

"I'll want to major in Broadcast Journalism."

How about location or if the school is in a small town or big city? Will either one of those be a major point in your decision?

"No sir, not at all. I really don't have a preference if the school is close by or a good ways away or if the school is in a big city or small rural town. As long as I feel comfortable there and they have everything that I want, then that is not a problem."

How about your high school team, how are you doing there?

"Right now we are 9-0 and will play Flowery Branch Friday for the sub region championship. Whoever wins gets the first seed in the playoffs and the loser of the game will get the third seed as the top team in the other side of the region will be the second seed even though they are 5-5, they went 5-0 in their sub-region."

So, Friday night's game has a lot riding on it?

"Yes sir it does, it will mean a lot to us if we win and I know it will mean a lot to Connor Shaw's Flowery Branch team if they win. It should be a great game."


Dale's Take:

Tai-ler is a very well spoken young man. His answers were ones of yes sir and no sir and answered very quickly showing he knows what he wants out of the recruiting process. He doesn't have a favorite as he hasn't had a chance to really see what all a school has to offer him both in the classroom and the playing field.


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