Chicago (Ill.) Morgan Park junior dual-threat quarterback prospect Demetrius Jones (6-foot-3, 185 pounds) won't exactly be taking it easy on some beach this week during his spring break.
"No, I won't be taking it easy at all this week during my spring break," Jones said. "I'm going to get up early every morning this week and I'm going to be working out hard everyday."
Jones talked about his workout plans this week.
"Phil Brown and I are heading to the track early in the morning, and we're going to run ten one hundreds and four two hundreds. We're then going to hit the weight room, then in the afternoon I'm going to work on my passing and footwork. I want to really impress this spring. I've been invited to a ton of spring combines and camps, but I'm planning on going to just the Nike Camp at Michigan in May. That's what I'm getting ready for over the next several weeks."
Jones has also been focused on improving more than just his football skills.
"I'm trying really hard to improve everything, including my eating habits. I'm trying hard to just eat better and healthier, and it's not easy. I eat way too much junk food and I want to change that, and I'm really trying hard to improve every aspect in my life every day. My goal is to become the best quarterback in the country next year."
Jones won't have much of a chance to check out too many college spring events because of his early break, yet Jones is looking at stopping by a few schools over the next few weeks.
"I'm going to Illinois on March 29th of it's first day of spring practice. I'm also looking at checking out another junior day event at Notre Dame in April."
Jones also is still very fond of Illinois at this early stage.
"Illinois is still my early leader. I've been looking at them pretty hard, and from the depth chart to the new offense to Illinois offering my major to the location and the coaches, Illinois just has a lot to offer."