Tai-ler Jones is a name that most fans of high school football follow, since he exploded onto the 2010 scene with numerous high profile FBS scholarship offers. When you listen to Tai-ler explain his game, you can understand the desire by recruiters to have him suit up for their respective teams.
"I'm an elusive receiver, who's very explosive once I get the ball," Jones told GoBlueWolverine. "I can score from anywhere on the field. I'm at full speed in about five steps. I can make big plays and bring a lot more power to the table than most people think, because of my size (6-0, 175)."
Athletics run in the Jones' family vein, as Tai-ler's father played college ball at an extremely high level. However, for Michigan fans, that may not be welcoming news due to where he played. That school was ... Notre Dame, of course one of the Wolverines fiercest rivals. However, when Tai-ler received his Michigan offer, it was something that definitely made a mark on the youngster.
"As far as my Michigan offer goes, it's a great offer to have. They run an offense that is receiver friendly; and according to my dad it's one of the better schools when he was playing and it's one of the better schools now. And the degree is very favorable in the business world."
When Jones talks about the "business world," he's one guy who's not kidding, since he sports a 3.5 GPA and a 25 ACT.
With seemingly nothing but kind words about the Wolverines, Jones insists that it's his own decision to make, and that his father will not force his hand in any direction, rival or not.
"I'm considering everyone right now, so Michigan is definitely in there. My dad is just telling me to check everything out, and to make it my own decision."
What's left on Jones' early recruiting docket is continuing on his unofficial visit swing. After already seeing Notre Dame, and several schools in the Southern region from where he hails, talk of a Michigan visit is in the works, but nothing is close to being finalized.
"As of right now, I do not know. I have to talk to my dad and see what we can arrange in my time frame."
A visit will have to happen in the spring or summer ... because Jones' time frame is to announce his decision on his July 9th birthday.
As a junior Jones recorded 81 receptions for over 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns. He also ran nine times for 104 yards and a score. On defense he had 32 tackles, a forced fumble and two interceptions.
Tai-ler Jones Considering Michigan
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