Jones talks Shrine Bowl, recruiting

SPARTANBURG, S.C.- Five-star wide receiver Dwight Jones of Burlington (N.C.) Cummings is just trying to have a good time this week at the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas.
"Basically, I just want to go out there and have fun," he said. "My coaches said not to worry about getting the ball too much, plus my high school coach, Frank Mensch, is here, so basically I'm just here trying to get to know all the other players and have fun."
The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder is looking forward to meeting some of the other top prospects from both Carolinas.

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"I saw the players and I really don't know the players I saw," Jones said. "I spoke to Marcus Gilchrist a little bit and I spoke to Willy Korn when I saw him and one other lineman committed to Clemson."
On the recruiting front, Jones remains committed to North Carolina, but has three schools, Clemson, Florida and Tennessee, that he is considering.
"It's heating up," Jones said. "Monday, Florida came in with coach John Holliday, Wednesday, Clemson (Billy Napier) came to the house then last Thursday Dan Brooks from Tennessee came to the house, so they all still call me every week."
"I think recruiting is about to calm down though because I've scheduled some official visits to all of the schools and am about to take them."
Jones talked about what he liked about each of his recruiters from the Gators, Tigers and Vols.
Holliday: "He's very exciting and everything. You can tell that he's trying to make a statement with the way he talks. Plus, my mom likes him and everything."
Napier: "He's more laid-back. He's 27-years old and he's kind of young, so he's a good recruiter. From what I've heard, he's taking all of the North Carolina talent to Clemson.
Brooks: He's been recruiting me since last year. He's real laid-back. He's kind of an older guy, but all of my recruiters are cool.
Jones will visit Clemson officially on the weekend of Jan. 12 and will head to Gainesville the following weekend.
North Carolina assistant Marvin Sanders also has continued to recruit Jones.
"Coach Sanders came to the school last week, but I was in P.E. and he really didn't say too much too me at the time because he said he didn't want to talk to me because of my upcoming state championship game the next day," Jones said. "So I guess he didn't want to jinx me or anything.
"He did tell me that he really didn't know his status right now, but I guess he and coach Tommy Thigpen both could be staying because they are out recruiting."
Jones will take his official visit to Chapel Hill on the weekend of Jan. 26.
Jones is the nation's third-ranked wide receiver prospect and No. 20 overall prospect according to Rivals.com. North Carolina's top overall prospect, Jones helped Burlington Cummings win a state championship this year.