After eclipsing the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his ninth game of the season, Tiptonville (Tenn.) Lake County's Devon Jones is seeing an uptick in his interest at just the right time.
The versatile Jones, who is committed to Arkansas State as a safety, still thinks his future is on defense. But according to Jones, the Red Wolves coaches may have a few creative ideas on how to get him the ball.
"They want me at safety but they've talked to me about playing some wildcat quarterback as well," Jones said. "I do that sometimes in our offense now. They want me at mainly safety, but they've talked about a special package."
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Of course, in order to run a wildcat package, he has to stick to his verbal commitment. Right now, he said that even though he's committee, he's still talking to other schools.
"I'm still good with Arkansas State but I haven't really decided yet," Jones said. "There's a couple of colleges that have been looking at my so I'm keeping my options open."
One of the main schools targeting Jones is Middle Tennessee State. He paid the Blue Raiders an unofficial visit earlier this month and came away impressed.
"It was a great atmosphere," Jones said. "It felt like home and it left me feeling like I could fit in there."
Jones said he has also been hearing from Western Kentucky, and is hoping to take official visits to tall three schools before signing day.
"I'm going to try to wait a little bit before I schedule anything," Jones said. "But I would like to take all five officials."
If he does end up at Arkansas State, it will likely because of his respect and admiration for the school's coaching staff.
"What they're trying to do as a program is great," Jones said. "The coaches talk to you straight up, they don't sugarcoat anything. They keep it real and I like that."