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Jones makes first game visit

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Chicago De La Salle class of 2014 offensive lineman Jamarco Jones already boasts a double-digit offer sheet. On Saturday the 6-foot-5, 285-pound prospect made his first game visit of the season with a trip to Michigan State.
"It was a great environment and their fans are great," Jones said. "It was a pretty good experience. They ended up losing, but I got a great feel for the game atmosphere and their team really fought hard until the end."
The Spartans dropped their first game of the year to Notre Dame on Saturday, but the overall experience raised Jones' impression of the program.
"It gave me a more positive vibe," Jones said. "I got to talk to the coaching staff before and after the game. They were mostly talking about their atmosphere, they were happy I came down and they would really like me at their school."
Jones made the visit to East Lansing with his teammate, class of 2014 quarterback Shelby Spence. He also has discussed Michigan State with a future Spartan.
"I know one of the 2013's that is committed to them right now - Demetrius Cooper," Jones said. "He wasn't up there this past weekend, but he says good things about their campus and their game environment."
Next up on Jones' itinerary is a visit to Northwestern this coming Saturday for the Wildcat's home contest with South Dakota. The only other game visit he has planned at this time is the Oct. 6 Notre Dame-Miami game at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Jones currently holds ten offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Vanderbilt. He has received a number of new inquiries in the past few weeks, including an in-school visit from Florida coaches on Friday.
"They are the only school that has been in so far this school year," Jones said. "They haven't offered yet, but said they are definitely watching me and want to get me down to their campus."
Other schools that have shown new interest in Jones since Sept. 1 include Alabama, Oregon, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
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