Jones Likes Trip to Athens

ATHENS – Gainesville wide receiver Tai-ler Jones has more than a handful of offers to pick from.

But he's missing one from the big in-state school, and that might not be too far away.

"Of course I want an offer from Georgia," he said. "They are the in-state school. I love their facilities, and I really get along with their coaching staff."

Jones checked into the Bulldogs Smith Center early Saturday before the Dawgs' game against Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are one of a slew of programs who have already offered Jones. He said he knew of one junior day that he would participate in – LSU.

Meanwhile Jones said he was happy to see what the Dawgs had to offer.

"I mean it was raining and their fans were still there two hours before the game," he said. "Kickers come out and they are cheering."

Jones transferred from Roswell to Gainesville for his junior season. The Red Elephants fell to Carver in the quarterfinals of the AAA Playoffs. Jones is considered one of the top wide receivers in Georgia for the class of 2010. The Bulldogs currently have one commitment from a wide receiver in the class of 2009, and may be trying to get one more.

Still, Jones said he is going to make sure to keep in touch with the Georgia coaching staff.

"They told me not to get discouraged about them not offering me," he said. "They said that they wanted to lock down the 2009 class before they really got started with the 2010 class."

Until then Jones will have to wait to see what Georgia has to offer. The Bulldogs traditionally hold a large junior day in late January – Jones would be a prospect they are eager to have return.


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