Just two weeks ago, Atlanta Douglass three-star outside linebacker Leland Jones said LSU and Maryland were his top two teams, but now that he’s getting ready to meet with several coaches in his home this week, things have changed.
“LSU has found some junior college linebackers and a few in-state kids, so I think they’re backing off of me,” Jones, who is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, said. “That’s Ok. I’m really high on Maryland. They’re probably the leader for now and then after that it’s Minnesota.”
“Yeah, Minnesota is up there,” Jones said. “I haven’t been talking about them a lot, but I’m going to visit them this weekend. I hope to meet a lot of the players, and see what they think about the head coach. I’m also hoping to go the Mall of American.
“I want to do some early Christmas shopping and ride that roller coaster.”
After his visit to Minnesota this weekend, Jones is set to visit Maryland on December 12. He’ll then travel to South Carolina on January 9 and then Clemson on January 16. Auburn and Vanderbilt are candidates for the final official visit.
“I’m also going to have a lot of coaches come in home this week,” Jones, ranked as the nation’s No. 24 outside linebacker by Rivals.com, said.
“South Carolina is coming tomorrow. Then Minnesota will be here on Wednesday. Clemson is coming on Thursday and then I’m off to Minnesota.”