Texas Receiver Comes Back Impressed From ASU

Stephen F. Austin's wide receiver Michael Jones visited Tempe last weekend, and spoke of the trip in very glowing terms.

"It was a lot of fun," said the Sugar Land, TX player. "It's a really nice place. It was exactly what I heard about it. I did get to see all the facilities, and meet all the coaches and players." It was probably no coincidence that Jones' host player was Jamar Williams. The ASU linebacker was voted the best high school player in Houston in his senior year.

It was hard for Jones to single out the best experience of the trip, but he was taken back by one specific aspect. "The way the coaches treated me – they seemed so cool and relaxed. They didn't seem strict, and were a lot of fun to talk to. The whole place is just so perfect, it's a nice and clean young city."

The 6-3 190 receiver does acknowledge that he has a lot of work ahead of him in order to make it at the next level. "I need to work on my physical ability because I'm kind of skinny," exclaimed Jones. "I could get bigger and stronger. I'm good in everything else, but you always can get better." Jones was clocked running a 4.41 in the 40-yard dash. His attributes, as well as the need to improve the depth at wide receiver were talked about often during his trip. "Yeah, the coaches did talk about wanting to recruit a few wide receivers," he said. "It did come up quite a few times during the visit. I like the offense ASU runs. In this offense, you can make a lot of plays at wide receiver."

Jones tripped to Oklahoma State on 12/5, and rated that visit just as favorably. "It was evenly matched with ASU," he claimed. "Some things are better at Oklahoma State and some things are better at ASU. Playing far from home is not really a factor. I think about it sometimes, but it's not a big factor…I want to go to a school where I feel comfortable and get along with people. Just a good place where I get a good education."

This weekend Jones will visit another Big 12 school in Missouri. He's still undecided if he will take the full five visits, but doesn't anticipate his decision to come before January. He already had one home visit with the Sun Devils, and has another one scheduled next month. Jones has already qualified academically.

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