The top three schools on Corey Jones' list all have new coaching staffs this season so the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Penn Hills wide receivers plans to wait a little while to see how things play out this year before making his decision.
"If they still had their same coaches it might be a different story," Jones said last week at The Opening.
Pittsburgh, Miami and Maryland are the three favorites for Jones, a 5-foot-9, 165-pound three-star prospect who said he's interested to see how his hometown Panthers do with first-year coach Todd Graham this season.
Pitt is definitely a frontrunner and if the offense looks good then it could possibly land Jones' services.
"That's what I really want to do, I want to see how they run their offense," Jones said. "They say it's high-octane and I'm just trying to see what they do. I'm just waiting it out to see. If they do well this year I might be looking at them."
Maryland is also intriguing with first-year coach Randy Edsall but Jones is concerned that his position isn't utilized enough in the Terrapins' offense.
"They're dope and all that," Jones said. "I like their campus. The only thing that's holding me back is they don't seem like they use their slots enough. It's like they have one good wide receiver and that's all they use."
Distance is a major factor with Miami - and some of the SEC schools recruiting Jones - so that will be something to consider as he makes his decision.
The Hurricanes are definitely involved in his recruitment but does he want to go that far away from home?
"They bring a whole lot of people out of their school to the NFL," Jones said.
"I just like that. It's a big plus. The only thing about Miami is it's far from Pittsburgh so I don't know if my family could go down there for games. That's what's holding me back from a lot of SEC schools because it's that far."
Those three programs along with Cincinnati, Kansas, West Virginia and others are involved in his recruitment.