Two visits set for Gaines

He's the redzone target of one of the top JC programs in the country and Butler WR Tyrece Gaines (6-2, 205) has also become the target of several BCS programs. caught up with the gifted wideout and he updated us on the two visits he's set up, the other schools persuing him and some thoughts on what he's looking for at his next destination...

Gaines has put up impressive numbers so far this year, hauling in 26 receptions for 439 yards and an amazing nine touchdowns.

"When we get in the redzone, I feel like that is my time to shine," Gaines told recently. "I just get more intense and I want to make plays for our team and to just take the will out of the defense who is on me."

With his outstanding combination of size and speed, Gaines has become a hot commodity on the recruiting front as he has offers from across the country.

He recently set two visits and two more schools have requested official visits as well.

"I'm going to Oklahoma on November 22nd and Ole Miss on December 12th," Gaines noted. "Missouri and Texas Tech have also been after me to set up visits, but right now I haven't set up anything with them, but I'm going to get on that soon."

With so many schools looking to bring him in, got his thoughts on the ones he's looking at the hardest.

"Tech is a good school and they have a great program," Gaines said. "I love the thought of playing in that offense. I think I can play a lot like (Michael Crabtree) and be that type of a receiver for them. He's great and they look for him a lot.

"Oklahoma is always a great program. They have a wide-open offense that would really suit me well. I think I could do really well there.

"Mississippi is a great school and they are building a really great program there. Their QB (Jevan Snead) was one of the best in the country when he came out of high school, so they have a lot of potential to be good.

"Missouri is another one with a great offense and they have some great players up there that I could learn from. (Jeremy Maclin) is a great player and I play a lot like him as well. I'd really like to check them out too."

Gaines is on pace to graduate in December so he'd like to make a decision in the near future. Wherever he ends up he'll have three years to play two when he steps on campus.

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