Tyren Jones: Does UGA have a chance at Alabama RB commit?

Does UGA have a chance at the speedster who some rank as the state’s No. 1 prospect at RB?

Tyren Jones of Walton High School has been committed to Alabama since early last spring. Jones is the member of the AJC’s Super 11 team.

The 5-foot-8, 192-pounder has maintained that he will visit some other schools. Earlier this month, Jones told DawgNation that one of his official visits will be to UGA.

UGA is also in the sweepstakes for the other RB who is ranked by some as the state’s best – Alvin Kamara of Norcross High School. Kamara has UGA and Alabama as his co-leaders.

Ironically, both Jones and Kamara could be affected by Friday’s decision of 5-star RB Derrick Henry, who de-committed from UGA and is now deciding between Alabama, Tennessee and the Bulldogs.

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chkndinner

September 27th, 2012
1:36 am

Yup. Fist. Go Dawgs!

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RED DOG 77

September 27th, 2012
2:06 am

Third?…………..yea buddy, I’m quick tonight !…………….Hell, don’t worry folks we’ll get a big-time back in the upcoming class……………..and probubly one more big ‘ol good ‘un for the Oline………….GO DOGS………….GATA

daddo

September 27th, 2012
4:28 am

Not a chance in hell.

See Rock City

September 27th, 2012
5:19 am

Anybody is game until they send their LOI fax into the main office…

GT Fan

September 27th, 2012
6:03 am

I think it will real interesting to see how things pan-out tomorrow with Henry. It could be a blessing in disguise for UGa if he picks Bama because that may open the doors for UGa for the other 2 guys. I would be especially irritated if I were Tyren…..kinda like Bama doesn’t think he is good enough!!

GT Fan

September 27th, 2012
6:35 am

Also, according to Rivals, Bama already has the #4 running back on board (4-star). Getting a little bit crowded at RB in Tuscaloosa!

Score Check

September 27th, 2012
6:36 am

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

Tweak your knee and he leaves you twisting in the wind.

Blackoutanyone?

September 27th, 2012
6:50 am

Warden Richt will pull your scholly if someone better comes along. Just ask Kelsey Griffin.

Special K

September 27th, 2012
6:54 am

Blackout! lol

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Special K

September 27th, 2012
6:55 am

Things in Bama are no more crowded in the backfield than in Athens.

Brown Dog

September 27th, 2012
6:56 am

This seems like an extraneous piece of red meat. The kid already told you he’s not going anywhere, regardless of what Henry does. If something has changed, say so. Otherwise, enough with the same drum beat.

RevTom

September 27th, 2012
6:59 am

Never know till have to sign on dotted line! http://www.wedgeorgia.com

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JB

September 27th, 2012
7:31 am

Gonna be tough getting a high profile 5 star type to Athens the next couple of years IMO after watching these two freshman studs we have emerging . Gurley hasn’t even hit the weight room yet and already looks like a NFL player. Put 10 more pounds of rock on top of his 220 rock and let’s see what we have.

JB

September 27th, 2012
7:34 am

After the Tenn,SC and Fla game, Gurley will be a household name in America. 9.5 yards per carry. Are you kidding me.

Bitter G man

September 27th, 2012
7:44 am

–Todd GGGGrly gives a new meaning to the phrase –NORTH/SOUTH RUNNER

————-HERSHAL LIKE——run through, around, over

——–Its over –bamma nation——–trailer tramps

RollTide

September 27th, 2012
7:46 am

Jones is BAMA all the way and it doesn’t matter what Derrick Henry or Alvin Kamara does. Tyren is a better RB and BAMA knows it.

tell the truth

September 27th, 2012
7:47 am

Reports are Mr. Griffin needs to get his ACT score higher.

RollTide

September 27th, 2012
7:49 am

@JB – If BAMA plays UGA and they may in the SEC Championship game, BAMA will beat UGA by 3 TDs. Those 2 “Great” UGA RB will know what it’s like to play a real DEFENSE.

Blackoutanyone?

September 27th, 2012
7:52 am

JB… might we observe Gurley carry the ball vs. an actual D1 program before we make such proclamations? Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Mizz and Vandy? Oy vey……

Blackoutanyone?

September 27th, 2012
8:00 am

Rushing defenses

Buffalo #108
Florida Atlantic #116
Vandy #93
Mizz. #24

Rick Dowell

September 27th, 2012
8:01 am

Tyren, think Tarheels…they have installed a new offense perfect for tailbacks and you won’t get beat to a pulp…

Cole

September 27th, 2012
8:07 am

I built that stadium in the background

Roaddawg80

September 27th, 2012
8:11 am

Blackoutanyone?
September 27th, 2012
7:52 am

JB… might we observe Gurley carry the ball vs. an actual D1 program before we make such proclamations? Buffalo, Florida Atlantic, Mizz and Vandy? Oy vey……

Because Bama has played some great teams this year right??? Michigan. Really. Everyone in the country new they weren’t a top 10 team and it was only for the ratings. Arkansas. LOL WHo has Bama played?

Steve Superior

September 27th, 2012
8:12 am

No! Saban gets him if he still wants him, unless he’s afraid of depth chart at Bama.
ummm, I can play for a team with real tradition and a chance to win the National Championship every year or I can play for a team that has tradtion in the mind of it’s drunk, brain dead fans that win a National Championship every 75 years, tough choice.

Steve Superior

September 27th, 2012
8:17 am

Oh I didn’t see the post about schedules. How dumb do you have to be to compare UGA schedule vs Alabama? Even after the BLACKOUT, you brainiacs never stop. This is what happens when your self-esteem is tied up in a college football team full of thugs, at a below average public university.

Troup Co. Dawg

September 27th, 2012
8:23 am

@ Roll Tide In case you haven’t noticed, UGA has stepped up its passing game…you might stop the run, but as LSU found out, we can score on any defense when we execute. This ain’t the same team you saw last year!

Fletch

September 27th, 2012
8:29 am

Tyren,

Keep the band together! Hope your wrist is healing up.
GoDawgs!

22 SEC Titles

September 27th, 2012
8:33 am

DH is all Tide and hopefully TJ as well. You can never have enough RBs in Bamas offense. Maybe the Dawgs can hang a beatdown on UT Saturday. Roll Tide

NW DAWG

September 27th, 2012
8:33 am

I don’t care who get’s who. Bama is loaded and so are the Dawgs. They get theirs and we will get ours. See ya’ll at the ATL can’t wait!

Bama Time

September 27th, 2012
8:40 am

I hope to see TJ in crimson next season. He can play! I have a feeling RB Tenpenny will stay in Arkansas when they hire their coach.

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 27th, 2012
8:42 am

Don’t want Tyren – want Kamara. Tyren is good but his OL is a big part of his success. Henry and Tyren are both going to Bummer. Where they will back up Yeldin and Tenpenny. You can only play about 3 RB’s in rotation……….. the rest will eventually transfer to somewhere like Tennessee. UGA only neds one RB in this class and it will be Kamara.

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 27th, 2012
8:47 am

Steve Superior – closet Nerd………… get out your slide rule and subtract 1980 from 2012 and it won’t be 75 years. The only year that counts now is 2012 and UGA is going to take Bummer to the woodshed should they meet in the SEC championship. The best offense in the SEC resides in UGA.

Flo - Ri - Duh

September 27th, 2012
8:57 am

Bummer’s OL is graduating to the NFL this year – meanwhile UGA’s entire OL will return to block for Gurley, Marshall and Malcom. Henry will regret flipping to the “gnome” when the “gnome” moves on to Texas Henry’s soph year. Spurrier is going to retire in about two years and Langley and S.C. will return to mediocrity.

Bill Stanfill

September 27th, 2012
9:09 am

I’m a little confused by the headline: Does UGA Have A Chance At Alabama RB Commit?

What do you think, Michael, does UGA have a shot?

My own thinking is that things will sort themselves out after Henry commits. Maybe this way: Henry surprises and goes to Tennessee where he knows he can get playing time as a freshman, where he can make a difference right away. Jones sticks with Alabama and Kamara goes to UGA.

Blackoutanyone?

September 27th, 2012
9:19 am

Roaddwag80….Get someone to read my post to you. I was simply taking exception with your fellow leghumper for his excessive boasting in regards to Girly’s yards per carry. Relax I wasn’t making fun of your embarrassingly easy schedule. I do believe many of your brethren did in fact predict Michigan to beat Bama. DwaginLex comes mind fo sho.

Blackoutanyone?

September 27th, 2012
9:24 am

Bama commits:
4* Tenpenny
4* Jones
2014 5* Scarbrough

To commit to Bama very soon:
5* Henry

2014 4* Racean Thomas

All the best want to play for the Tide! The new RB U!

SickAndTired

September 27th, 2012
9:31 am

Glad to see that yesterday another Georgia commit pulled it back. Word from his coach was he had been misled by the “folks in Athens”. I’d be wary if Georgia was recruiting me. They seem to be a bunch of lying liars. I say that will all due respect which they have little of since the Kelsey Griffin debacle when theypublicly embarrassed a good young man.
Georgia: The Wisconsin of the SEC

G-Dawg

September 27th, 2012
9:36 am

SECw division isnt much better than the East.

We're not in Kansas

September 27th, 2012
9:46 am

@SickAndTired….so you’re saying that schools shouldn’t be allowed to “decommit” from a kid, but a kid can “decommit” from a school (see Derrick Henry)

kingdaddy

September 27th, 2012
10:04 am

If they are lying liars, dies that mean they tell the truth???

kingdaddy

September 27th, 2012
10:06 am

Bamers talking about another school pulling a commit, lol. That’s rich…

hogs rule

September 27th, 2012
10:29 am

I wish UGA would take a play from Bammers play book and worry about getting the 5* o- lineman. The rest will take care of itself. Let’s face it any of these guys can run with BLOCKING!

Camden74

September 27th, 2012
10:32 am

Hopefully, he will fool everybody and go to the University of Southern California! :-)

BamaGuy

September 27th, 2012
10:51 am

Score Check
September 27th, 2012
6:36 am

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

Tweak your knee and he leaves you twisting in the wind.

He also allows you to leave with a the NC Crystal and a NC Ring…Not just the SEC Least one either

Fletch

September 27th, 2012
10:52 am

Haha!…Kamara couldn’t carry Tyren’s jock-strap!

seabass

September 27th, 2012
10:53 am

Jones will be at UGA if Henry commits to Bama.

BamaGuy

September 27th, 2012
10:53 am

G-Dawg
September 27th, 2012
9:36 am

SECw division isnt much better than the East.

Say it OVER and OVER Dorothy and it will come true….