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Jelks enjoys wild ride

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In the words of Paris (Tenn.) Henry County junior offensive lineman Andrew Jelks, things got a little "wild" Wednesday.
On that day, he picked up three offers in about three hours.
"We were off, but my coach called me to the school," Jelks said. "He told me some coaches were coming. When I got there, I talked to Missouri on the phone for about 20 minutes and they offered. Then, Ole Miss showed up and 20 minutes later they offered me. I got the third one at about 2 p.m. from FIU."
A few weeks ago, Jelks listed a top three, in alphabetical order, of Duke, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. But now that he is up to 10 offers, Jelks said he has decided to take a step back to analyze the situation.
"It's really picked up," Jelks said. "It's been good. Right now, so many offers have come in I haven't gotten a chance to take a look at these newer schools. I really haven't ruled anybody out. After I got all these offers, I want to put a little more thought into it before I name a top three."
Asked who might be next to offer, Jelks replied, "Probably Mississippi State and Memphis."
Two other notable programs also are showing interest in the 6-foot-6, 260-pounder.
"I'm getting a lot of interest from Alabama," Jelks said. "I think they're going to try to make it here this spring. Stanford is another one. They said they love my film and that they've done their research on me. They just want to see me. In two weeks, they'll be stopping by."
For now, Jelks has only one future trip mapped out . He plans to visit Ole Miss in early June.
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