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WVU still strong with Jones

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West Virginia offered class of 2015 four-star Hubbard, Ohio offensive lineman Matthew Jones when he was just a sophomore, and after two game visits to Morgantown this fall the Mountaineers are making an impression.
"I got to the Texas game and the Iowa State game," Jones said. "I think they are going to be good very soon. For the Iowa State [game] I think they had seven freshmen playing on defense.
"When I am down there I feel comfortable and I can tell they really, really want me just from the way they talk to me and treat me. They mail me a letter every day."
With his signing day still over a year away, Jones said he is keeping an open mind but considering West Virginia strongly.
Kentucky and Toledo also offered Jones as a junior, but he said he barely hears from the Wildcats anymore. New schools are starting to show interest and his offer list could grow soon, however.
"Indiana came in and I guess they are talking about an offer. Illinois told me mine is coming," Jones said. "I grew up in Big Ten territory and have always had a thing for both of those schools."
The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Jones starts off ranked as the No. 14 offensive guard in the 2015 class. He just finished up a season in which he played both offensive guard and defensive tackle for a Hubbard team that went 12-1 and made it to the state quarterfinals.
"This year was a lot better than last year for me," Jones said. "Last year I was out of shape. This year I felt really good."
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