Top Alabama football recruit explains why he visited UGA


Tyren Jones, who is considered by some to be the state’s No. 1 prospect at RB, recently made an unofficial visit to UGA.

That normally wouldn’t be a big deal – except for the fact that Jones has been committed to Alabama since last February. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder from Walton High School picked the Crimson Tide over UGA and Clemson.

UGA is still chasing hard after Jones, who was the leading rusher in the state’s largest classification last season.

Why did Jones visit to UGA? He hasn’t talked much about it, perhaps not wanting to worry Alabama fans. But he finally revealed the reasons to the AJC in the above video.

Jones also talked about his high school teammate, offensive lineman Brandon “The Finisher” Kublanow, who is committed to UGA.

Are they trying to form a “package deal” to go to Alabama or UGA? Jones also addresses that in the video.

UPDATED: No disrespect to the one and only Robert Nkemdiche, but Tyren Jones may have been the most outstanding performer in Saturday’s Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome. Jones rushed for 305 yards and 5 touchdowns in the win over Brookwood.

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154 comments Add your comment

wallyworld13

August 25th, 2012
6:29 pm

Dawg

August 25th, 2012
6:32 pm

You will not go wrong with your options. You have a nice future ahead but be careful, Saban will drop you like an oversigned injured player.

LakeDawg

August 25th, 2012
6:42 pm

Smart kid. NSD isn’t until February. Keep your options open. You never know when Saban might decide walk over you like an injured player with heat exhaustion.

Jeremy

August 25th, 2012
6:44 pm

Kid seems scared that he’s gonna say the wrong thing and tick off Saban.

Dawg Mom

August 25th, 2012
6:46 pm

Tyren, I hope you’re having a blessed day, and I hope you come play for a nice Christian man like Mark Richt. He really cares about his players for more than football. He has integrity and character and will teach it to you. You cannot trust Coach Saban.

Bama Fan#2

August 25th, 2012
7:02 pm

Alabama is the favorite team of Derrick Henry and with possible 3 recruits
at running back, Tyren make just keep his options open and look around!!
RTR

Blackoutanyone?

August 25th, 2012
7:04 pm

MC…. Great job on the interview. I thought you asked great questions and managed to come off unbiased. I didn’t get the sense you were leading this young man with your questions. Like most Bama fans I hope he sticks to his commitment. If not I wish him the best of luck at UGA or where ever he may end up. ROLL TIDE!!!!

Blackoutanyone?

August 25th, 2012
7:05 pm

First two posts…. lol jawja class at its finest. Hate on haters!!

Saban

August 25th, 2012
7:12 pm

Typical. The first thing u see is 3 straight jealous dawg fans whining about Saban as richt prepares to over sign by more than Saban ever has. The sheer jealousy of the dawg fans knows no bounds. No wonder uga is such a loser program. Geez.

Holy Guacamole

August 25th, 2012
7:28 pm

The kid says that he is going to Bama. Let it be. He only has one opportunity to take “officials” and only one recruiting year in his life. Not much of a controversy here, except for the one you bloggers are trying to make.

Holy Guacamole

August 25th, 2012
7:30 pm

And oh, by the way Saban, Richt is not oversigning. Oversigning refers to signing more LOIs than you have schollys for. Everyone, even someone as uninformed as you, should have heard by now that UGA is way below their limit.

The Truth

August 25th, 2012
7:57 pm

Bama is so classy, a Bama fan making fun of a UGA fan’s class is like a Obama calling Romney liberal…

Bama will lose 3 games this year, UGA won’t. And I bet a UGA fan won’t be charged for sexual assault after our bowl game like a classy Alabama fan was.

Saban as coach and tree killing redneck fans=Class

TIDE ROLL

August 25th, 2012
8:03 pm

When is ANTHONY JENNINGS going to visit?! He accounted for over 300 yards total offense last night vs. Newnan. Not counting his 25 yard touchdown reception! What is wrong with you people. Don’t let those two Einsteins, Richt and Booboo get away with it. Direct quote from Newnan’s Head Coach. “IF THERE’S A BETTER QUARTERBACK IN THE STATE OTHER THAN JENNINGS, THEN I’LL BE DANGED IF I WANT TO SEE HIM!!” This is why it’s been 32 years people! How in the world do y’all stand it. The kid’s going to be better than Cam Newton, and Richt and Booboo ignore him. Damn Richt, are you all there?

AU Tiger

August 25th, 2012
8:15 pm

Richt is a doofus, watermelon day, jumping in the pool day. What a wussie place.

Holy Guacamole

August 25th, 2012
8:16 pm

Turd Roll – maybe Anthony Jennings doesn’t want to visit.

bitter bamma hater

August 25th, 2012
8:17 pm

@turd roll—stop crying you black neck TRAILER TRAMP

–KIDS THAT DONT HAVE A —GPA of 2.5 are no longer looked apon

as —RECRUITS————su_ck on it TUSK-UR-LOOSER

Holy Guacamole

August 25th, 2012
8:18 pm

Isn’t he commited to LSU? Seems to me like he made up his mind back in June.

Asa

August 25th, 2012
8:19 pm

Deshaun Cantrell is better,but he too is overlooked by Georgia committed to Clemson

Holy Guacamole

August 25th, 2012
8:20 pm

I can’t help but wonder why there are more Alabama “fans” blogging on a Georgia newspaper site than there are UGA fans. You guys set article posting alarms or something?

bitter bamma hater

August 25th, 2012
8:21 pm

——-ALABAMMA STATE FLAG——–SATILITE DISH—–HAHAHAHAHAHAH

UGA_Trash

August 25th, 2012
8:26 pm

Why don’t the fans of the “UGA plantation & penal colony” go blow it out their backsides!

Sergeant Joe Friday, LAPD

August 25th, 2012
8:32 pm

The Truth

August 25th, 2012
7:57 pm

Bama is so classy, a Bama fan making fun of a UGA fan’s class is like a Obama calling Romney liberal…

Bama will lose 3 games this year, UGA won’t.
———————————————————————————–
Look at UGA’s schedule…pathetic!

poopdawg

August 25th, 2012
8:41 pm

Tyren also mentioned he liked being 6 inches taller than Saben.

UGA_Trash

August 25th, 2012
8:43 pm

UGA_Trash , i just did . Any other requests?\
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Yeah now turn around like a good ‘Dawg and eat it…

Jam Kenp

August 25th, 2012
8:43 pm

Holy gunkomoely this is a College football recruiting site moron, not a U G A Y site.

Jam Kenp

August 25th, 2012
8:43 pm

Enter your comments here

poopdawg

August 25th, 2012
8:45 pm

Trash, sounds like your suffering from an acute case of penis envy.

poopdawg

August 25th, 2012
8:53 pm

Trash , when your Dr. checked you for hernias, your still considered a virgin.

sid

August 25th, 2012
8:53 pm

TIDE ROLL did you get a look at Brice Ramsey today? Man amongst boys. There’s your reason why Jennings isn’t coming to Athens.

Dawg48

August 25th, 2012
9:00 pm

Smart, get on here!

UGA is a robot

August 25th, 2012
9:00 pm

What watching Brice hand off the ball? He could do that at UA as well because our team has an offensive line he would be forced into the run and shoot over at the mike bobo circus and side show…

bubba4dawgs

August 25th, 2012
9:05 pm

The DAWGS are fine at QB! Brice is da man!! GO DAWGS!!

Tampa Gator

August 25th, 2012
9:14 pm

Has anybody seen my “Tickle Me Elmo” doll? Chippy wants to borrow it…

@jam Kemp

August 25th, 2012
9:15 pm

That you have to go bsck to the 80’s is have something on UGA football shows how stupid you are. Bama has 21 vacated wins , 3 post season bowl bans , forfeits and near death penalty. 2012 will be only 2 nd season not on probation in last 12 years.

kingdaddy

August 25th, 2012
9:27 pm

Good job M.C…

The Truth

August 25th, 2012
9:31 pm

Sargeant,
Get off this schedule crap, it is still an SEC schedule.

If y’all don’t lose like I think you will then we’ll see you at the dome and shut you up.

Hey, and if y’all win you can.. Teabag time! Alabama is America’s anus, don’t forget that…

kingdaddy

August 25th, 2012
9:31 pm

Tyren seems like a really good kid. Wish him the best wherever he decides to go. All we have to do is win and we will have no problem filling our needs. No panic, just win…

Dawg48

August 25th, 2012
9:33 pm

Kingdaddy, his parents will play a major roll in his decision. He plans on bringing them to Athens on his next visit.

Russ

August 25th, 2012
9:37 pm

why goto Georgia if you’re a running back? If the kid wants to have an opportunity to play at the next level then Georgia isn’t the place for him that’s for sure.

Tdawg

August 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Holy Guacamle haven’t you heard? Alabama fans think that Saban should be the only coach allowed to over sign.

Wow! Just seen young Mr Tyren Jones rip off about a 75 yard TD run against Brookwood. Kids got some kind of motor. He will get playing time where ever he ends up at.

Dawg-Gawn

August 25th, 2012
9:55 pm

Alvin Kamara and Greg Bryant to UGA!

I am a little worried about Derrick Henry’s talk of linking up with Tunsil as a package deal! (no doubt Kirby at work again) Whats up with this, Bama bloggers (Blackout, Crimson) does Bama have room for three RB’s Tenpenny, Jones and Henry?

It’s always been between Bama & the Dawgs for Tunsil… never heard him once mention TN.

UGA can not afford to lose Laremy Tunsil… most important recruit in the 2013 class!

Believe in the “G”

Bama Boy

August 25th, 2012
10:42 pm

If hes Smart he’ll go to Bama!Roll Tide Roll!If hes not to smart he’ll go to Hargrave then UGA!

Blackoutanyone?

August 25th, 2012
10:42 pm

Tampagator… Demarcus Walker says hello. Hmm hmm right out of your own back yard. I tried to tell ya weeks ago. Those Florida kids know where to go if the want to get to the league. Roll Tide!!

tenn.DAWG

August 25th, 2012
10:43 pm

Obvious how much the bammers hate Georgia folks and vice versa,you’d think some of these kids would see that and not want to be just a mercenary player.

Score Check

August 25th, 2012
10:47 pm

Coach Sick Satan = SCUM
Coach Sick Satan = SCUM
Coach Sick Satan = SCUM

Tweak your knee and he leaves you twisting in the wind

Raiderbeater

August 25th, 2012
10:50 pm

Mark Richt UNDERSIGNS players….thats why he gets so much flak……Richt oversigns as much as Saban? You sound like an Obama voter saying he’s the best president ever….it’s a known fact your refuting.

TIDE ROLL

August 25th, 2012
10:50 pm

When does the best QB in the South visit? ANTHONY JENNINGS had over 300 total yards vs. Newnan last night and that doesn’t include a 25 yard touchdown reception! Newnan’s head coach was quoted as saying that if there’s a better Quarterback in the state, he doesn’t want to see him. AND Y’ALL DON’T EVEN OFFER! This is why you’ll never win a National Title as long as Richt and Bobo are there, making mindless decisions like this one! 32 years. No wonder.

Blackoutanyone?

August 25th, 2012
10:51 pm

Dawggawn… Bama will not sign 3 RB’s in this class. Jones and Tenpenny are visiting other schools to keep their options open (contrary to what they say in public). Those two are the best pure RB’s of the three but I’m hearing the Bama staff will take a commit from Henry. He could lead to landing Tunsil. Nothing will happen with Jones or Tenpenny until Henry makes his move. Bama is literally turning elite talent away at this point. Lose out on Nkemdiche in the 5 for 1 special and land two elite top 100 DE prospects. The Saban train ain’t stopping any time soon. Roll Tide!!

UGA_poo eaters

August 25th, 2012
10:53 pm

Don’t flatter yourself, we recruit here to win championships that is all…

Get in our way on game day and you will pay the price, its really that simple ask LSU, a real football team.

Now go into the kitchen like a good woman and make me a sammich!

dmdawg

August 25th, 2012
11:02 pm

Tyren Jones just scored his third touchdown in the Kell Classic. He then said, “Roll Tide baby.” I think we dawg fans don’t have a chance of switching him………