Tai-ler Jones, a wide receiver at Gainesville (Ga.) High, committed to Stanford this afternoon. North Carolina had been in the running for Jones, who also had offers from Georgia, Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and UCLA, among others.
Jones and his father visited Stanford last week over his spring break, and the player came back with his mind made up, he told Gainesville coach Bruce Miller.
"He's doing it for more than football; he's not one of those kids who comes out of high school already thinking about the NFL," Miller said. "He wants to be a sportscaster after college."
But Jones can play. He had 81 catches for 1,000 yards as a junior, with 15 TDs. And Miller said, "He runs the most precise routes of any kid I've ever seen."
*Gainesville has another big-timer in 6-3, 195-pound DB Daunte Carr, who has offers from Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina and Wake Forest among others, and is also interested in Clemson.