Three-star Lake City (Fla.) Columbia cornerback Rashaun Jones says an official visit to Miami this weekend has elevated the Hurricanes into one of the final two spots on his list.
“It went really good,” he said. “I knew it was going to be good, but they just showed me all the things that I wanted to know.
“With Miami, you know you’re going to have a chance to play for the national championship every year. That’s a big thing for me. I want to win. You also know that you’re going to get the coaching and preparation you need to get to the next level.
“I also liked the environment there and the academic programs they have. Their graduation rates are good. They had everything you could want as a player and person.”
His host for the weekend was fellow defensive back Kelly Jennings.
“He was cool,” Jones said. “We had a lot of fun. All their guys were nice. I felt like I fit in down there… But I also felt like I fit in at the other places. I’m just like that. I do pretty good no matter who I’m around.”
Jones (6-2, 185, 4.5) said he has trimmed his list to Miami and North Carolina.
“The big thing for North Carolina is the opportunity for some early playing time,” he said. “They started 15 freshmen last year. That lets me know that they’re not afraid to put the best players on the field. It doesn’t matter if it’s a freshman or a senior.
“I liked their coaches, too. They’ve got some good people on their staff.”
Jones said he plans to wait until signing day to make his final decision.
As a senior, he recorded 60 tackles, 14 pass break-ups and seven interceptions. He’s rated the No. 30 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com.