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Hampton Roads RB claims his first offer

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Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith is one of the deepest schools in the mid-Atlantic. The school already features two scholarship players in 2009 and added a third recently in 5-foot-9, 185-pound running back Perry Jones picked up an ACC offer.
"I got offered by Boston College last Thursday," he said. "I like Boston College. They were ranked No. 1 in the nation for a few weeks last year and had the first quarterback taken in the draft. They are recruiting me as a safety."
The Eagles aren't the only school showing interest in Jones.
"Virginia is showing a lot of interest. I think I'll probably get an offer from them," he said. "I've also heard from the coach at Vanderbilt. He told me he wanted me to come down for camp to get a better look at me on both sides of the ball."
Schools are asking for visits this summer, but Jones has yet to schedule anything.
"I'm probably going to start scheduling camps soon."
Despite the offer, the Virginia tailback claims no early leaders.
"I like all the colleges and watch everybody," he said. "I want to play early. I know all the players want that. I've got to have a good education wherever I go and I hope they have my major. It'll probably be business management or accounting."
Last week Jones attended the Nike Camp at North Carolina.
"Overall I thought I did well, you know as a football player you're hard on yourself. I could have done more."
Most colleges including Boston College are looking at Jones as a defensive back, although he could be a running back as well.
"A couple schools have talked about running back, but the majority are safety. It really doesn't matter to me. Right now I play linebacker in high school and I'm working on being a defensive back."
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