Gainesville WR Tai-ler Jones finally gets UGA offer from Mark Richt

 

Tai-ler Jones

WR Tai-ler Jones

Gainesville wide receiver Tai-ler Jones was one of the state’s most heavily-recruited prospects without an UGA scholarship offer.

All that changed after speaking on the telephone with Georgia’s Mark Richt on Friday. UGA is offer No. 31 for Jones. All the teasing that Jones was taking from classmates and local Georgia fans can end.

“Coach Richt said they wanted me, and I was like ‘Oh wow’ and I didn’t know what to say back to him,” Jones said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all. It caught me completely off guard.”

Was Jones upset that Georgia took longer than other schools to offer? “No, not at all. Everybody wanted me to be mad at Georgia. But I wasn’t. Georgia told me all along that they were taking their time to evaluate prospects to make sure they offered the right guys. I believed what they said, and I’m excited about the offer. That makes me feel great.”

Georgia had originally told Jones and his Gainesville teammates, junior quarterback Blake Sims and sophomore linebacker A.J. Johnson, that they would let them know about the scholarship situation on Georgia Junior Day, which is Saturday (March 21). However, the Bulldogs decided to not wait any longer on Jones, with Richt himself making the call on Friday. Jones said Sims and Johnson will find out their situations on Junior Day.

Jones has narrowed down to 15 schools. Will UGA now make the list? “I’m pretty sure they will. I haven’t really spent a lot of time with the coaches. I want to go there on Saturday and meet everybody.”

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  • 28 comments Add your comment

    dap01

    March 20th, 2009
    4:33 pm

    TAI-LER: Congratulation. You have many excellent options.

    None could top being a Bulldawg, playing in front of 90,000 EVERY week. GA is your state, UGA is the team to play for in GA.

    Pete

    March 20th, 2009
    4:47 pm

    Congrats! If you stay in your home state and play at UGA you will always be a Bulldawg and people will always appreciate you for as long as you live. If you go to an out of state school you’re considered “the guy from out of state” at any school. Staying in the state of Georgia and playing for UGA will be the best decision you could ever make.

    RAMBLE ON!!!

    March 20th, 2009
    5:24 pm

    Don’t say a dirty word or St. Richt will yank your scholarship.

    Once you make spring pratice, it’s OK. Heck you can even drive around campus drunk if you want.

    Voice of Reason

    March 20th, 2009
    5:25 pm

    its about time

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    March 20th, 2009
    5:47 pm

    [...] Gainesville WR Tai-ler Jones finally gets UGA offer from Mark Richt | AJC College Sports Recruiting Gainesville WR Tai-ler Jones finally gets UGA offer from Mark Richt 4:13 pm March 20, 2009, by Michael Carvell Gainesville wide receiver Tai-ler Jones was one of the state’s most heavily-recruited prospects without an UGA scholarship offer. All that changed after speaking on the telephone with Georgia’s Mark Richt on Friday. UGA is offer No. 31 for Jones. All the teasing that Jones was taking from classmates and local Georgia fans can end. “Coach Richt said they wanted me, and I was like ‘Oh wow’ and I didn’t know what to say back to him,” Jones said. “I wasn’t expecting it at all. It caught me completely off guard.” Was Jones upset that Georgia took longer than other schools to offer? “No, not at all. Everybody wanted me to be mad at Georgia. But I wasn’t. Georgia told me all along that they were taking their time to evaluate prospects to make sure they offered the right guys. I believed what they said, and I’m excited about the offer. That makes me feel great.” Georgia had originally told Jones and his Gainesville teammates, junior quarterback Blake Sims and sophomore linebacker A.J. Johnson, that they would let them know about the scholarship situation on Georgia Junior Day, which is Saturday (March 21). However, the Bulldogs decided to not wait any longer on Jones, with Richt himself making the call on Friday. Jones said Sims and Johnson will find out their situations on Junior Day. Jones has narrowed down to 15 schools. Will UGA now make the list? “I’m pretty sure they will. I haven’t really spent a lot of time with the coaches. I want to go there on Saturday and meet everybody.” [...]

    thomas johnson

    March 20th, 2009
    7:14 pm

    Great job! Coach Dungy and Coach Richt are two of the great role models for our country. Go Dawgs and Go Coach Dungy for teaming up with Coach Richt on fathering and the family. So proud of ya’ll! Dr. Thomas Johnson

    ChuyDAWG

    March 20th, 2009
    7:27 pm

    Mad because you couldn’t even make the top 15. And I know, I know 45-42 45-42 45-42. Not even the top 15, despicable.

    fearthis

    March 20th, 2009
    7:59 pm

    Pete is that what they tell the out of state recruits also??? They wont be welcome back home as much if they leave the state?

    jon

    March 20th, 2009
    8:06 pm

    Hey, Ramble On!!!

    SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is the deal with everybody taking shots at CMR faith? Go ahead, take Moody. You can have him. The kid could not follow a simple plan to keep his grades up and stay out of trouble. That was in HIGH SCHOOL! You techies can’t make up you minds…You criticize GA for having “thugs” (of which they don’t) and then criticize them for pulling the scholly of a kid who jumped in the face of a teacher, acting like THUG! Be decisive one way or the other…you win one game against the DAWGS in 9 years and you think have the right to be an arrogant punk…get over yourself!

    SamoanDawg

    March 20th, 2009
    11:02 pm

    Of course GA will be in his top 15, should be in top 5 at least. Tailer Jones will go ahead and commit tomorrow.

    wreckmaniac

    March 20th, 2009
    11:39 pm

    Oh sure. How many receivers does UGA have now. 30 ? That’s going to be a good fight. That bench that measures from endzone to endzone just got bigger. Do kids go to UGA just because they love to watch ?

    sswinfordawg

    March 21st, 2009
    8:26 am

    I’m not sure UGA is going to need WRs this year. I mean if there is one that is just absolutely stunning then sure go for it but that is not the main concern for recruiting this year. UGA needs DEs and DTs and DBs. If UGA does not pick up a good class on the defensive side of the ball then they will be hurting in about two years.

    Cuz

    March 21st, 2009
    9:13 am

    sswin, it is for 2010, not 2009. Richt just wants to make sure the stable is full for his QB’s.

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    wreckmaniac

    March 21st, 2009
    11:08 am

    Now that we’ve won the recrutin’ championship for the 8th straight year, whats next ? Oh, do we really have to go out and play ? Well, forget that. Wake me up in December when recritin starts up again.

    Me

    March 21st, 2009
    11:43 am

    Run left, run right, run left again. Sound like a team we know in the state? Yep, the Dawgs have some very talented recievers on board already cause we do actually throw the ball.

    DawgBite

    March 21st, 2009
    12:17 pm

    Hey RAMBLE ON! And once you make spring practice at Tech you can get busted for felony drug traficking, drunk driving and toking, rape, and actually kill yourself with heroin ODs before anyone even cares about it. Yeah buddy! Go to tech and enjoy the freedom to be a felon without fear of even losing playing time. GT is the cesspool of the ACC and that is saying a lot when you can beat out FSU for that championship. The only kind Tech will ever win I might add.

    gadawg5

    March 21st, 2009
    12:27 pm

    Ramble on stay off UGA blogs you are worse than Tenn. fans are this diddnt have anything to do with you yet you are so obbsessed with UGA you cant stay away

    DawgBite

    March 21st, 2009
    12:30 pm

    Oh did I fail to mention that at Tech if you can’t cut it academically you can play while ineligible. Give credit where credit is due I say. Or in the case of GT academics and athletes, give it where it is not due if it keeps em eligible. Sorry for the ommission RAMBLE ON!

    wiley

    March 21st, 2009
    1:55 pm

    I cannot believe you just said that DawgBite…the young man had a drug problem and it was not known to most of the team or school. Say what you will about the other things our athletes have gotten arrested over, but to say what you did about a dead young man is uncalled for. You are a sick person and I hope the rest of the UGA fans dont support what you said. Show some Class!!!

    Truth

    March 21st, 2009
    3:32 pm

    Hey! Thats why there is only one University Of Georgia. Hey it’s ok to be the second best school in GA right?? Sorry guys keep trying! THWGT

    SamoanDawg

    March 21st, 2009
    4:16 pm

    Ga will need to sign at least 3 WRs.. we’ll lose Kris Durham, Michael Moore to graduation.. more than likely AJ Green will leave after his jr year if he keeps up the pace he had last season.

    Kris Durham-sr

    Michael Moore-sr

    Tony Wilson-jr

    AJ Green-so

    Israel Troupe-so

    Tavarres King-fr

    Marlon Brown-fr

    Orson Charles-fr-hybrid

    Zach Renner-so, good looking walkon.

    JimDawg

    March 21st, 2009
    5:10 pm

    Enter your comments here

    JimDawg

    March 21st, 2009
    5:11 pm

    Teckies come to this site because no one gives a crap about theirs. One win in 8 years and they have rings fitted…too funny.

    wreckmaniac

    March 21st, 2009
    5:26 pm

    Just wanted to make sure ya’ll were still there.

    LambertDawg

    March 21st, 2009
    5:52 pm

    Wreckmania, do you think that’s what they do up there? Do you think the players are complacent with sitting on the bench. If you get recruited by UGA you know you’re good, but if you earn a starting position, you know you’re the best. They know to get playing time they have to earn it and be competitive. It will help them in the future. It’s obvious that that’s not the way it works at tech.

    LambertDawg

    March 21st, 2009
    5:55 pm

    SamoeanDawg, isn’t tavarres king a sophomore or is he a RS freshman?

    Reality Check...

    March 24th, 2009
    3:52 pm

    wreckmaniac needs a reality check…