MILTON, Fla. - Last week, just prior to the start of spring practice, Milton (Fla.) three-star wide receiver Isaiah Jones hit the road to check out Alabama. He came away very impressed by the defending National Champions.
"It is just all business," Jones said. "If you go there, you just realize that you are going to have to work hard. If you go there, you realize why they win games."
The 6-foot-4, 210-pound wideout spoke a bit more about why he believes Alabama has so much success on the field.
"It just seemed like everything was so serious," Jones said. "From the weight room coach to the head coach, everything is business."
During the visit, Jones was able to have a one-on-one talk with head coach Nick Saban.
"I sat down and talked with him," Jones said. "He is just real serious, no jokes and no games, just gets right down to business."
He has primarily been dealing with a key assistant on Saban's. He said that the assistant told him what it will take for him to land an offer from the Crimson Tide.
"I am dealing with Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt," Jones said. "They just said they want me to come to their camp and they really want to be sure. They said that if I camp and they are sure, then I will definitely have the offer.
"I plan to get there," Jones added. "I should be able to."
Jones currently claims offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida International, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Marshall, Miami, and Tennessee. Despite lacking an offer from Alabama, he says they are right there with those that stand out.
"Alabama is up there with the other schools," Jones said. "They are winners. I will definitely consider them when I am choosing."
At this time, the talented prospect doesn't have one school on top.
"I don't have a leader at this time," Jones said.
He hopes to have a better idea of where he will spend the next few years before his senior season begins.
"I don't plan to decide until this summer," Jones said.
In addition to visiting Alabama, Jones has also been to Auburn, Florida, and Florida State. He mentioned an interest in visiting Louisville.
As a junior, Jones had 35 receptions for 500 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown.