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Rivals100 ATH enjoys Tennessee official

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Rivals100 athlete Gerald Jones out of Oklahoma City (Okla.) Millwood took his second official visit of the season last week to Tennessee. The 6-foot-0, 185-pounder enjoyed his trip to Knoxville.
"The visit went really well and I felt like Tennessee played a good game, it was very exciting," he said. "I got there Saturday morning and toured the campus, went to the game and talked to the coaches and players. I mostly hung out with my host Robert Meachem. He was really cool and talked about how big of a family they are there, that was good to hear."
Of course, Jones took in the heated battle between the Volunteers and LSU.
"They have a good team and it was a really close game," he said. "It was crazy there and I loved every bit of it. The atmosphere was terrific with over 100,000 people. It was nuts and very loud. Tennessee is looking at me as a receiver or running back and I noticed in the game the receiver's get the ball a lot."
Before leaving, the four-star prospect met with a variety of coaches.
"I talked to just about everybody including coach Trooper, Caldwell and Fulmer," he said. "Coach Fulmer is a really cool and down-to-earth guy that has a great sense of humor. He thinks I have a great chance of starting right away as a freshman and told me there are no worries about him leaving since he's been there 33 years."
Jones rated his trip to Tennessee around a nine or 10.
"I liked it a lot," he said. "In comparison to the Texas Tech visit, I think there were some things that stood out at Tech and others at Tennessee. Both schools are pretty equal though."
The No. 5 athlete in the country was planning to take two visits to Virginia Tech and Notre Dame this week and next, but will be forced to reschedule.
"I just got my phone working and couldn't let Virginia Tech know in time. As for Notre Dame, I've got a game next week," he said. "I've got to reschedule both visits, but I haven't done it yet. I plan to wait until after the football season is over, but more than likely both of those schools will receive visits sometime in December."
On the season, Jones has helped Millwood to a 9-1 season.
"We're doing well and No. 1 in our district and have three playoff games at home," he said. "I feel as if we can take it all the way as long as we stay healthy and treat every game like it's our last.
"I'm pretty satisfied with how I'm doing this year too. If it weren't for my teammates opening the line and catching balls I wouldn't be having the type of season I am, so I appreciate that. I have thrown for 1,500 yards passing and 1,300 yards rushing."
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