Georgia’s scholarship offer to Gainesville wide receiver Tai-ler Jones has performed instant wonders for the Bulldogs and their chances of landing the top 2010 prospect.
UGA made the final list of seven schools on Monday with Jones, who is also considering Notre Dame (his father’s alma mater), Ohio State, North Carolina, UCLA, California, and Stanford. Jones has also pushed up his decision date, saying he could make his college choice within the next couple of months.
Jones is one of the nation’s leaders in early offers with 31, including Clemson, Georgia Tech, and South Carolina. Georgia Tech did not make Jones’ first cut of 15 schools because he did not feel like his skills were a match for the team’s offense.
A few days ago, Jones did not have an UGA offer and said he was going to attend track practice rather than Georgia’s Junior Day on Saturday. However, UGA coach Mark Richt called on Friday with an offer, and Jones quickly changed his plans to visit Athens.
Gainesville High is the alma mater of UGA athletics director Damon Evans, who also played football at Georgia.