When you've got the kind of football resume
Jones owns, you can afford to be patient.
As the top prospect in Tennessee this year, Jones (6-6, 291, 4.9) is letting
everyone -- almost literally -- make their pitch before narrowing his list to a
group of favorites.
"I've gotten one call from just about every school in the country," he said.
"I like that because I'm keeping my options open and wanting to see what each
school has to offer."
Home state Tennessee and Vanderbilt have been aggressively pursuing the star
defensive lineman from Brentwood for a long time, but nearly the entire SEC is
also in the mix. He's also looking at Clemson, Georgia Tech, Michigan and North
Carolina, among others.
"Nothing's really changed," said Jones, the son of former NFL player Mike
Jones. "I've not really been able to think about things a lot because I'm going
to summer school, trying to get on schedule to graduate."
Jones said he will probably pass on attending camps this summer as he tends
to academics. The 3.0 student hopes to graduate in December and get an early
start in college.
Won't that expedite his recruitment?
"I'm still going to take my time," he said. "I don't feel like there's a
Jones recorded 80 tackles and six sacks as a junior at Brentwood.