Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Spartanburg's Jones picks Michigan

For Cornelius Jones, it was always Michigan.

Jones, a rising senior QB at Spartanburg High, got home today from a visit to the Ann Arbor school, leaving the Wolverines with his commitment.

“It was a great trip,” he said. “I loved the coaches, the history, the tradition, the education you can get. It’s amazing how many highlights that school has.”

Michigan had offered the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Jones months ago, beating most area schools to the punch. Although he also had offers from Duke, Wake Forest, Syracuse and Stanford, the Wolverines had been leading all along.

Michigan has always been in my mind and the other schools around here didn’t offer,”Jones said, referring to Clemson and South Carolina in particular.

Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez said he would start Jones out at quarterback, and if that didn’t work out, most likely move him to wide receiver.

“That would be okay,” said Jones, who has 4.47 speed in the 40-yard dash. “I like wide receiver. But I’m looking forward to giving quarterback a try.”

--Stan Olson

If you know of a commitment, an offer or even a visit coming up for a Carolinas player, email me at solson@charlotteobserver.com


MichaelProcton said...

Good for him. Too bad my Devils missed out, but you can tell by looking at his schools that the kid cares about more than just football.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised to learn that both USC and Clemson passed on him. He can throw and is pretty precise according to scouts....

MichaelProcton said...

He clearly wanted a better quality of education.