Tennessee's top player knows he's on the proverbial clock, but isn't going to
rush into a hasty recruiting decision.
Jones, a 6-foot-6, 291-pound lineman rated among the top offensive tackles
in the nation, is sticking with his plan to graduate early and enroll at his
college choice in January.
But where that destination will be remains a mystery, perhaps even to him.
"I honestly don't know," said Jones, the son of former NFL linebacker Mike
Jones. "I know I need to hurry up because I'm running out of time, but I want to
try and make my visits before I cut my list down."
Those in the mix include Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and
Tennessee, all of which have offered scholarships. Jones said he received calls
this past week from Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Kentucky
and Auburn, among others.
"Pretty much everybody has been calling," he said. "It's hard to keep up with
The home state Volunteers could be the favorite if you read between the lines.
Jones attended Saturday's game at Neyland Stadium between Tennessee and Middle
"It was cool," he said. "I had a great time, and they pretty much blew them out.
There were a lot of good recruits there. It's a nice atmosphere for football."