Tebow Gets a Visit From Michigan

Quarterback is one of the priorities for the Michigan staff this recruiting year, and there may not be a bigger target than Tim Tebow of Nease High School in St. Augustine, Fla. On Monday, Tebow received a pair of visitors from Michigan. He spoke with GoBlueWolverine.com about the visit, and where things stand at this point in his recruitment.

Tim Tebow recently stated that his relationship with the head coach and the position coach will be the two most important factors in his decision regarding which school he'll attend. "I need to connect with them. That's real important," he told Scout.com. "Those two coaches will have a big impact on me. I also just want a chance to compete. If I can find those two things then that's the place for me."

On Monday, the head coach and quarterbacks coach for the University of Michigan were in St. Augustine to visit the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the country according to Jim S. "Yes, Coach Carr and Coach Loeffler were here today," Tebow said. "I really like them a lot. Coach Loeffler is a great guy and I really get along with him."

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Tebow said a coach from Marshall was also at his school today, but that he isn't interested in the Thundering Herd. In which schools is he interested? He'd recently been reported as favoring Florida, Michigan, Alabama and USC -- is there any truth to that? "I'm keeping my options open," he said. "I really don't have a leader; there isn't even a top five or anything like that." He reports over 30 offers.

One of the schools reportedly at or near the top of his list, Florida, recently received a commitment from Jevan Snead of Stephenville, Texas. Will that affect Tebow's decision? "I know I'll have to compete wherever I go," he said. "So it really doesn't matter who's where."

Tebow will have a busy summer. In July he will be taking a trip to the Philippines for some missionary work. "I was actually born there, and have been back twice," he said. "I'll be there for three weeks."

Not only a talented football player, Tebow is also a star on the Panthers' baseball team, where he pitches and plays left field. Nease will be playing in the regional quarterfinals on Tuesday. "I love baseball and if it's possible I'd like to play both sports in college," he said. "But football is my number one sport. I know Michigan has a great football program, but I'm not too sure about their baseball team." He said his baseball coach is already receiving attention from pro baseball scouts. Is there a chance he'll jump to baseball if the opportunity arises? "My mom really wants me to go to college," he said. "That's what I want to do too, so I'll be playing football first."

A drop back quarterback with great mobility, Tebow recently put up an astounding 38 bench press repetitions of 185 pounds at a spring combine.

As a junior Tebow threw for state-record 4,286-yards and 46 touchdowns, and also rushed for 1,266-yards and 24 TDs.

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