Memphis University School linebacker DeAndre Jones holds multiple scholarship offers from BCS Conference programs and is getting attention from several more. He talked about the current state of his recruitment in a recent interview with Rivals.com.
"I have offers from Ole Miss, Stanford, Michigan State, Indiana and Kentucky," Jones said. "Oklahoma State, Colorado, Georgia Tech, and Vandy, who might offer at the beginning of the fall, have been showing me attention."
Currently the 6-foot, 233-pounder has no favorites.
"I wish I could tell you that I do," he said. "But I really don't. It's all up in the air right now."
Jones has taken an unofficial visit to Ole Miss, where assistant coach Hugh Freeze is his recruiter of record.
"It was a nice visit," Jones said. "I really liked the facilities they had and the coaches seemed like down to earth people. Coaching is important to me."
Recently, Jones traveled to Atlanta for a camp at Georgia Tech.
"I didn't do so well in the 40 (yard dash) and shuttle," he said. "But I think I did well in the drills. I didn't have time to warm up and stretch and stuff (before running the 40 and shuttle)."
Jones currently doesn't have any more camps planned.
"I'm going to spend my time with the team and trying to get better," he said. "I want to get faster. Get faster, run every play and just run to the ball on every play is my goal."
Jones said he plans to make a final decision at some point during his senior season.
"Before the season is over, no doubt," he said. "My No. 1 priority is academics, they have to have the major I want to major in, which is Mechanical Engineering, and be really solid in that."
With schools like Stanford and Colorado in the mix, will distance from home be a factor?
"No sir, location doesn't matter," he said. "It would be nice to stay close to home, but education is education."
Jones is a three-star rated prospect and the nation's No. 47 outside linebacker prospect according to Rivals.com.