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West Virginia first to offer Jones

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Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward is ranked as one of the top 25 teams in the country by RivalsHigh. That exposure has helped St. Ed's wide receiver Quincy Jones, even though their run-dominated offense means he does not see the football often.
The 6-3, 185-pound Jones has recorded double digit catches and scored three touchdowns in St. Ed's first five games. He was able to earn his first scholarship offer, though, by working out for West Virginia coaches at their summer camp.
"It did come after a camp," Jones said of his West Virginia offer. "They had come to my school, seen me work out and asked me to come to their camp. I went to their camp and that's how I got it."
Jones' teammate, Tyler Orlosky, has already committed to West Virginia and the two discuss the Mountaineers on occasion. Jones' impression of the school coming off the camp appearance was a positive one.
"The campus is nice and I liked that a lot," he said. "The coaches are pretty nice coaches. I had a chance to sit down with the wide receivers coach, and he was a nice guy."
Although he is interested in the West Virginia, offer, Jones plans to wait through his senior season before making his college selection. Western Michigan has also offered Jones, and he is receiving increasing interest from Iowa and Ball State.
"Iowa sends me a lot of letters and I talk to their coaches a little bit," Jones said. "It's basically senior film they want to see and they wish me luck in all my games."
Jones has not been out to attend any college games yet this fall, though he is considering joining a teammate to visit Eastern Michigan this weekend. He has an interest in seeing games at places like West Virginia, Iowa and Ball State, if his schedule allows it.
"There's a chance, if we have some openings, because most of our games are on Saturday," Jones said.
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