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.
– By Michael Carvell, AJC Recruiting Blog
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