The Orlando Sentinel has already rated Tim as Florida's
#1 prospect. And why not, all Tim did during his junior season at Nease (3A) was
throw for a state-record 4,286 yards and 46 TDs while rushing for another 1,266
yards and 24 TDs. Tebow was voted Mr. Football and was featured in Sports Illustrated's
"Faces In The Crowd" for his play on the field.
Tim has received
35 Division 1 offers and it looks like Florida, FSU, Miami, Michigan, Georgia,
and Nebraska have a jump on the rest of the pack, but as Tim stated emphatically,
"I am still wide open and have not closed the door on anyone who is still
interested in me."
40 time: 4.6
32.5" (Measured at scout.com's Army All-American combine)
Core GPA / waiting on SAT results
From: St. Augustine, FL
The following information was revealed
during our interview with Tim Tebow:
What makes you such a good
signal caller? "I think it is due to my competitiveness and leadership. I
try to lead by example, and if my peers never see my quit, then they are going
to follow my lead. I think that is my biggest attribute."
your working on to make yourself a better QB? "My reads, I am always working
on getting quicker with my reads. If you know where to get the ball, then the
quicker the better. You have to get the ball in your playmaker's hands as quickly
as possible. That is what makes you a good QB, not how far or hard you can throw
a ball. Everybody can just chunk it."
How did Nease fare on the field
last season? "We went 11-2 and lost in the 3rd round (3A) of the playoffs.
We moved up to Class 4A this year, so we have our work cut out for us."
are the main schools that are recruiting you that you are interested in? "I
am still wide open. I really am. I know a lot of people say that, but I have not
closed the door on anyone that is interested in me. The whole recruiting process
is really just starting, as I am learning so much about so many new schools. But
right now, my top schools are definitely Florida, then Florida State, Miami, Michigan,
Georgia, and Nebraska. Those are probably my top schools right now, but it might
be a whole new list next week. I am still wide open."
Have you received
scholarship offers from all of the schools you just listed? "Yes sir, I have
35 total offers now."
Which SEC programs have not offered you? "I
think Kentucky is the only one who has not offered me. And Auburn, those are the
What are your thoughts on Ole Miss? "I have not been
able to talk to them that much, but my dad has been talking with them a lot. I
hear they are on the uprise with Coach Orgeron going over there. I am still interested
in a lot of schools, including Ole Miss. They are definitely on the uprise, and
I would be interested in seeing what they have to offer. It will be fun following
them this year."
Which combines and team camps do you plan to attend
this spring and summer? "I went to the Army All-American combine in February,
and I am going to the Nike camp at FSU next weekend. Those two combines will be
it for me."
Have you been on any unofficial visits lately? "I
took a lot last year, but this spring, I have only had a chance to check out one
of Florida's practices."
Anymore on the horizon? "We might, it
depends on how the summer goes. I leave the country for three weeks in July, so
that is a big chunk of my summer. I want to make sure my team is taken care of
because we have some unleft business to attend. Next season is all that is on
my mind right now. The recruiting part of it will take care of itself."
will be the main factors when it comes decision time? "The biggest part is
that I want to find a place where I fit in the best. If I am going to be there
for 4 years, I want to make sure I get a long with the players and coaches. I
need to really bond with their coaches."