Cincinnati (Ohio) Northwest linebacker Rasheen Jones has stayed under the radar during much of his recruitment, and he may end up making his college selection before most teams have a chance to evaluate him.
"I was talking to my coach the other day, and I think I am going to make my decision at the end of the school year," Jones said. "It's really between UC and West Virginia. I haven't been to West Virginia yet, but I have been to UC plenty."
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Jones said he will definitely have to see West Virginia in person before making his decision, but what he knows of the program thus far has opened his eyes.
"I'll have to see it because my eyes are bigger than my head right now just looking at it," Jones said. "I have to get to know the campus a little more and the coaches. I like the area and want to spend my college four years out of state."
Jones quickly noted that there is an appeal to staying close to home as well, and his familiarity with the University of Cincinnati has them in his top two.
"UC has attracted my attention by staying home and representing my hometown," Jones said. "I went to the UC spring game. It was pretty nice and was intense."
If Jones does not have his decision right at the end of the school year, he is interested in attending college camps this summer and had several teams at his school this spring that would like to host him.
"There's been a lot of new faces like Virginia, Minnesota and Notre Dame," Jones said. "They didn't talk to me, but they were talking to my coach and just kept saying I looked like I was ready for college now."
The schools that have not offered would like to see him at their camps and also were waiting to see his ACT performance, which he took earlier this spring and is awaiting the score.