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Three leaders for FB Dwayne Jones

Four-star fullback Dwayne Jones of Lakewood, N.J. now has a top three, with two others just behind. So who leads?
"It's changed some for me, but it's still early. My top three schools are Ohio State, Virginia and Syracuse. I'm also interested in Virginia Tech and West Virginia and Boston College a little."
Dwayne will make an unofficial visit to the University of Virginia at the end of the month.
"I really like coach Groh and coach Golden. I've never been down there, but so many people tell me is really nice so I want to see for myself, I'm going on the 30th."
Dwayne is also impressed with the fact that Coach Groh is not afraid to play younger players.
"They started a bunch of freshman last year and that tells me that the best player will play. I really want to be on the field early and I think Virginia will give me that opportunity regardless of being a freshman."
The fact that Virginia has come hard into the state of New Jersey for recruits is also a factor.
"A lot of players from New Jersey are interested in Virginia and they are recruiting the state and getting top players."
So is Virginia his clear leader?
"No, I have three favorites, like I said before they are Virginia, Ohio State and Syracuse. If I had to take my visits in the next five weeks I would definitely go to those three plus Virginia Tech and West Virginia."
How sure is Dwayne about his top schools and will he make changes?
"Well it could change depending on how hard the school comes after me. There are still a few other schools that I like and could move up like BC. They were the first school to offer me and I like coach McGovern, my Mom also likes BC so I'll see."
The merry-go-round has finally stopped for the top-rated back in New Jersey. Jones, who had played his first three seasons at Lakewood High School, transferred to Toms River High School for his senior year only to transfer back to Lakewood.
"I'm settled in now. I always felt comfortable at Lakewood and I'm glad to be back there. I'm looking to have a great senior year and help Lakewood win a championship."
As a junior Jones gained 953 yards on 103 carries with 12 touchdowns in only six games. As a sophomore, he had 1,067 yards and 13 scores.