Warrensville Heights, Ohio- Cleveland Glenville prospect Cardale Jones is one of the nation's most physically gifted quarterbacks in the class of 2011. At the U.S. Army All-American combine, he measured in at 6-feet-5 inches, and 217 pounds. He has a big arm, and moves pretty well for a prospect his size.
Saturday, he threw some passes, but passed on testing, at the Raw Talent Sports Underclassman Combine.
"I just got an offer from Michigan," Jones said. "Illinois, Iowa, West Virginia, and Bowling Green are the other schools that have offered."
Jones was caught a bit off-guard by the Michigan offer.
"I have never been up there," Jones said. "But, Coach [Rich] Rodriguez came to our school and I guess he saw our highlight tape. He went back to campus and told the rest of the staff about me and put me on their recruiting board. I just got the offer on Tuesday. It was surprising. I never expected Michigan to offer a guy coming from Glenville, a school with a tradition of sending players to Ohio State. With that rivalry being one of the biggest in all of sports, fo them to offer me is great."
Jones said he expects Michigan State to send him an offer on Monday.
"I would like to hear more from Penn State, Ohio State and Pitt. I have had some contact with them, but I hope to hear more from them."
Jones said he plans to finish his ACT and SAT testing before taking college visits. In the meantime, he wants to work on his game.
"Creating plays is what I do best," Jones said. "Making something out of nothing. That is a big part of my game. I want to get better at running, and being a better runner. I am already improving my strength. I have put on fifteen pounds this off-season."