Will Dwight Jones Visit Alabama?

With a North Carolina official visit now in his rear view mirror, little has changed in the status of Dwight Jones' verbal commitment to the Tar Heels.

"I'm still committed to [North] Carolina for right now," said Jones. "It's up in the air, but for right now I'm still committed to them. "I'm going to lay out my options and everything and just sit down and talk to my coaches and my parents. I'll announce my decision on Signing Day."

In addition to UNC, Jones, a 6-foot-3 205-pound wide receiver, is considering Tennessee and Clemson. He has officially visited all three aforementioned schools.

"[I'm looking for] the school I feel most comfortable with, have the best chance of winning, [and] the school where I see myself getting the most playing time," said Jones.

North Carolina fits all of Jones' criteria except when it comes to the depth chart.

"I know they have three good receivers already," said Jones. "If I come in there, they say I'm going to be the fourth receiver. I'm not going to a school where I know I'm going to sit out when I know there's other schools where I know I can play immediately."

Originally, Jones had scheduled an official visit with Alabama, but those plans have since fallen through.

"I don't think that I'm going to take [the Alabama official visit]," said Jones. "I haven't talked to the coaches. I was supposed to take it February second. I'm probably not going to take it."

Jones, who says this past weekend's UNC official visit "went well," was hosted by his former Burlington (N.C.) Cummings teammate Durrell Mapp.

"It was kind of weird, because we went to the same high school," said Jones. "It was good, though. He showed me around campus and everything.

"I most just hung out with the players [during the visit] and had a good time."

During his stay, Jones and his parents received an in-depth conversation with head coach Butch Davis.

"I never really talked to him [in person] to get to know him before, so it was kind of good getting to talk to him in person," said Jones. "It went well and everything. My parents liked him, too."

Jones originally verbally committed to North Carolina almost a year ago, but softened his pledge after the dismissal of John Bunting.


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