When reached by telephone Saturday afternoon, Rivals250 defensive end Jarontay Jones of Stone Mountain (Ga.) Stephenson was at a bookstore on the campus of Virginia Tech.
"I'm buying a hat," Jones said. "Anything with a VT on it."
Apparently, Jones will need it.
Earlier in the day, he committed to the Hokies, choosing Virginia Tech over offers from 30 other programs. At various times, he claimed both Auburn and Florida as his leader. In the end, though, he said he chose the Hokies over another Southeastern Conference program.
"LSU was No. 2," he said. "I was just trying to switch it up on everybody."
Why Virginia Tech?
"It's the best fit for me academically, football -- everything," the 6-foot-1, 240-pound Jones said.
Jones arrived on campus late Friday night. It was his first trip to Blacksburg, Va.
"The campus is great … the coaches are great," Jones said. "I can really see myself there the next four years. It's the best place for me. It's great. Everything about it is great."
Hokies defensive backfield coach Torrian Gray was Jones' primary recruiter.
According to Jones, who is ranked as the country's No. 192 overall prospect, this commitment is solid.
Asked if he planned on taking any more visits, Jones replied, "I doubt it … I highly doubt it."