RB Tyren Jones offered by UGA

Walton RB Tyren Jones led the state's largest classification in rushing yardage (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

Walton RB Tyren Jones led the state's largest classification in rushing yardage (AJC photo by Michael Carvell)

The leading rusher in Georgia’s largest classification said he was offered a football scholarship by UGA on Tuesday.

Tyren Jones, a junior tailback at Walton High School, said he got the news when UGA running backs coach Bryan McClendon was at the school on Tuesday. Jones led Walton to an appearance in the Class AAAAA state championship, rushing for 2,375 yards and 38 touchdowns

“It feels good; it’s exciting,” Jones told the AJC. “I like the Bulldogs. They are close to home. I like Mark Richt. I’ve been to Georgia a couple of times. I’ve got some teams on my list, and Georgia is definitely on there.”

UGA has also offered another junior at Walton, offensive lineman Brandon Kublanow – who is leaning toward to the Bulldogs. Jones said he also has “verbal offers” from Vanderbilt and Duke, while adding Oklahoma State last week.

“Oklahoma State’s coach came up to me after class and basically said the same things as Georgia did,” Jones said. “That was exciting. I watched Oklahoma State play a few times on TV, and they are really good.”

Jones, who is listed at 5-foot-9 and 197 pounds on Walton’s roster but says he’s 5-10 and 195 pounds, is a candidate to be Georgia’s No. 1 prospect at RB for 2013. What other schools would he like to hear from? Jones said he would like to be evaluated by Alabama and LSU.

  • RELATED: ML King junior OL Joshua Outlaw was offered by the Florida Gators. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder also has an offer from South Carolina.
  • Georgia State is not afraid to recruit against the big boys (click on story link)
  • Several of the nation’s top college basketball prospects will be on display when Miller Grove plays Virginia’s Oak Hill on Thursday. The game will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Morehouse College. Miller Grove is led by Tony Parker (undecided between Duke and Ohio State, among others) and Brandon Morris (committed to UGA). Oak Hill is led by a pair of former Atlanta area stars, Jordan Adams (UCLA) and Damien Wilson (Memphis), along with D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown), Tyler Lewis (NC State) and AJ Hammons (Purdue). Admission is $10 and the game will be televised by ESPN.

– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog

Got an item? mcarvell@ajc.com

Got an item? mcarvell@ajc.com

Note: Inappropriate BLOG comments and personal attacks will NOT be tolerated. We love the lively discussions but hate-filled, harassing and irresponsible comments are unacceptable.

Please Follow me on Twitter @RecruitingAJC + Please be my Facebook friend here

267 comments Add your comment

bubba

December 13th, 2011
7:08 pm

RiverDawg

December 13th, 2011
7:08 pm

Not even going to say it.

bjohndawg

December 13th, 2011
7:14 pm

Third…yes I said it.

Top Dawg

December 13th, 2011
7:15 pm

Not first, but close.

Proud-Dawg

December 13th, 2011
7:24 pm

And the children will come out to play in 4….3…..2…..1

BurytheBone

December 13th, 2011
7:27 pm

Taco Meat

December 13th, 2011
7:35 pm

Derrick Henry and Tyren Jones could be a nice tandem for the future.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
7:39 pm

Thank God Michael! Now the MUTTS can stop crying and whining on every blog that isn’t about some Mutt recruit.

hipdawg

December 13th, 2011
7:40 pm

can’t have enough running backs.hope we sign that big kid from n.c..Gurley?

slydog

December 13th, 2011
7:40 pm

Good move to offer these guys early. With all those yards at the 6A level and at 5′10, 195, he has the potential to compete on an SEC level. Good move by UGA, because Alabama and LSU will come after him hard.

slydog

December 13th, 2011
7:41 pm

@5150 UOAD

And when exactly is the Sun Bowl again?

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
7:43 pm

Proud Dawg the first 3 posters were children. First is not a prize people if you didn’t read the article and have a comment.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
7:46 pm

slydog…I bet the Sun Bowl field is the same size as a high school field and a NFL field. You really need to follow another sport if you think the football fields are different sizes. Can you walk and chew gum at the same time?

GTBob

December 13th, 2011
7:49 pm

I see UGA’s new strategy. Sign as many running backs as they can. That way when half of them are kicked off the team they still have some depth.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
7:50 pm

slydoy…………..New Years Eve a Saturday at 2 pm. Beats a Jan. 2 Monday at 1 pm.

slydog

December 13th, 2011
7:55 pm

5150 UOAD

Everyone will be getting drunk during the Sun Bowl… They’ll be in recovery by the time UGA plays….lmao.

Dawg '94

December 13th, 2011
7:57 pm

31-17, Tech sux

slydog

December 13th, 2011
7:57 pm

@GTBob

December 13th, 2011
7:49 pm

I see UGA’s new strategy. Sign as many running backs as they can. That way when half of them are kicked off the team they still have some depth

Is this the reason CPJ signs so many QB’s and athletes because he has no idea how to use them? I mean you guys are funny. You had another former player arrested today. And he took Calculus.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
7:59 pm

slydog Every MUTT fan maybe. Isn’t that a requirement to be a mutt fan? You know to be a drunk A..hole. Rookies spend all day new years eve drunk. Grownup know better as how to party like adults. Something that still escapes 90% of the UGa fan base.

BamaBornDukie

December 13th, 2011
8:04 pm

I love this kid’s game. I’m a football junkie and have lived in Marietta since January 2007….but had not attended any high school games here in the area until this Fall. I saw Walton and Tyren’s performance in the Corky Kell Classic on television and said to myself “this kid has game”………After doing a quick Google search on him…..I found several YouTube videos from 2007 when he was a 7th grader with the Wheeler Jr. Wildcats here in Marietta. His running skills were “precocious” for a 12 year-old kid…….and I knew someone had been working with him from a very young age. Being that I live about 4 miles from Walton……I ended up becoming a fan of the team and attended 12 of their 15 games this season including their loss at the Georgia Dome to Grayson.

Very happy to see Tyren’s hard work [that was very evident in the aforementioned videos from 2007] is paying off. Kid is 1 of the best high school RBs I’ve ever seen. I lived in North Carolina for 13-14 years and my kids ran track against Keith Marshall’s Track Club team in Raleigh-Durham….so I’m very familiar with Marshall. They would form a great duo in the same backfield.

Keep working hard Tyren and don’t get complacent…….Your future is bright. I’d prefer to see him sign with Duke or Alabama……but I hope he succeeds wherever he goes.

slydog

December 13th, 2011
8:05 pm

You can’t get drunk downtown, you may be robbed or the nerds might go tell the provost.

Winning With Georgia Players by Nick Saban

December 13th, 2011
8:05 pm

“Jones said he would like to be evaluated by Alabama and LSU”. Kid is already a lock for Bama. Mark it down!

slydog

December 13th, 2011
8:07 pm

Alabama or Duke? Talk about a stark contrast. If you get an average between the two, UGA comes to mind.

BamaBornDukie

December 13th, 2011
8:09 pm

And Tyren will be hearing from Bama very soon if he hasn’t already…..as I’m certain he’ll be invited to one of their upcoming Junior Days between late January to early March. Oregon is also interested in him per one of my connections there but I’m not sure if they’ve contacted him yet or not.

Zoli

December 13th, 2011
8:09 pm

I went to three of Walton’sthe playoff games….this kid is unbelievable! I was hoping they would offer him. He is fast, shifty, and runs with power. Please come to UGA Tyren!

BamaBornDukie

December 13th, 2011
8:11 pm

@slydog…..

I grew up in Alabama…..and several relatives including 1 of my brothers graduated from there. I attended Duke Undergrad……..so I have to be loyal to my school.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
8:11 pm

Duke has smart kids and wins championships. Bama wins Championships. Where exactly does UGa come to mind? I know they all have indoor plumbing now.

slydog

December 13th, 2011
8:13 pm

@BamaBornDukie

I feel you. I kind of figured that out. Just jiving with you

Satan

December 13th, 2011
8:13 pm

I love to step over players on my way to the top. (See Miami Dophins)

Former Miami Dolphin Heath Evans rips Nick Saban, says coach stepped over ‘convulsing player’

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/09/2538616/former-miami-dolphin-heath-evans.html#ixzz1gT1k5efC

I love to over sign players. And run off the ones who can’t cut it.

slydog

December 13th, 2011
8:15 pm

@5150 UOAD

Can you type and think at the same time? This is about football, not Lacrosse. Last I checked, if you want to go the “championships” route, UGA Athletics has a lot more, and recent ones, than GT. Period.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
8:22 pm

Slydog………….In a Mans Sport? Duke does it in Men”s sports. UGa is known as a Gymnastic school to everybody but the dawg fans.

When I grow up I want to be a B-Back

December 13th, 2011
8:22 pm

I cannot understand why this kid does not want to go to Tech…..crime, no good looking girls to distract you…..play in a system which teaches almost no skills to prepare running backs for the NFL.

Dawg4Life

December 13th, 2011
8:31 pm

I saw this kid a few times this year. When he gets in the open field he is gone. Grayson did a good job on him in the champ game.

@5150 uoad

December 13th, 2011
8:34 pm

How’s it feel to be totally dominated in football for decades by a gymnastics school?

BamaBornDukie

December 13th, 2011
8:34 pm

GTBob....???

December 13th, 2011
8:45 pm

I believe GTBob enjoys playing games with UGA fan’s no more or less. Why do fall into the hand’s of the fowler? These kinds of people only destroy and tear down and never up-lift. Enough said

FL Jacket

December 13th, 2011
8:50 pm

Slydog…”I mean you guys are funny. You had another former player arrested today. And he took Calculus.”

Kenny Anderson in his early 40’s…really? That’s how far you have to go to expand the sample size to find a Tech alum in trouble? I mean, did you troll Colorado’s board because of Rae Carruth?

CRO-MAGNON MAN

December 13th, 2011
8:50 pm

5150 UOAD
December 13th, 2011
8:11 pm

Duke has smart kids and wins championships. Bama wins Championships. Where exactly does UGa come to mind? I know they all have indoor plumbing now.

@5150 uoad
That state championship the dawgs won again this year 31-17 to make it 10 of 11 is the most important championship to Dawg Fans. Always has been, always will be. And the only championship duke wins is basketball.

FL Jacket

December 13th, 2011
8:52 pm

Slydog…oh Slydog…

“Can you type and think at the same time? This is about football, not Lacrosse. Last I checked, if you want to go the “championships” route, UGA Athletics has a lot more, and recent ones, than GT. Period.”

1990 is more recent than 1981…but of course that would require subtracting from 2011 and so I know you shyed away from number-crunching of that magnitude…

GT Man

December 13th, 2011
8:53 pm

Unless Ball State, Wofford or Elon ofers then PJ wont go after him. PJ had rather get 150 lb “atheletes”, so we can keep on getting embarassed by Ga.

tech sucks

December 13th, 2011
8:53 pm

saying “first” is so gay

BULLDOG HUFF

December 13th, 2011
8:59 pm

D.HENRY AND TYSHON DYE! DYE IS 6′ 210 lbs RB/LB, ELBERT CO, GA. 4.4 FORTY! 30 MILES FROM ATHENS!

C'mon man

December 13th, 2011
9:07 pm

@ 5150 uoad

Georgia has won a few natl championship in mens golf and tennis so there’s your mens sports you were askin slydog about

@ FL jacket

In all seriousness bc I can’t remember in 1990 did the ap give the natl championship to Colorado or Tech?

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
9:11 pm

c’mon…………..did Colorado win more games? Did Colorado get 5 down to tie a game? Colorado didn’t win anything but a beauty contest to the writers. Tech did it on the field buy the rules.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
9:13 pm

Golf and tennis? I think the big money sports are football and basketball. Do you want to count Bass Fish’n too?

Football FAn

December 13th, 2011
9:18 pm

@Bama Born Dukie…thanks for the link to the highlights on Tyren…I have been waiting for that to hit the streets. He is a special RB for sure…again, reminds me so much of Marshall Faulk.

C'mon man

December 13th, 2011
9:19 pm

@ 5150 uoad

You said mens sports I gave you an answer I thought winning a natl championship was winning a natl championship doesn’t matter what it’s in

BiggDawgK

December 13th, 2011
9:20 pm

5150

You are on every blog about UGA making what you in your aspergers deluded mind perceive to be witty comments, but you still can’t figure out why some Georgia fan broke your nose last year.

If you were not such a vile hate filled person I would trult pity you. Due to your countless malicious comments about rape victims and your cruel remarks aimed at hurting relatives of the recently deceased I can only say to the unknown hero that knocked your stupid a$$ out last year……GO DAWGS!!!!

FL Jacket

December 13th, 2011
9:22 pm

GT got the Coaches Poll in 1990.

5150 UOAD

December 13th, 2011
9:22 pm

c’mon not when a UGa fan was saying the average between Bama and Duke is UGa. He said lacrosse didn’t count. So no golf and tennis don’t count either.