While he readily admits that the recruiting process is wearing him down, Tulsa Booker T. Washington star tailback also keeps it in perspective.
"This is a once in a lifetime thing for a young man and while all the calls and the visits and the people asking you where you want to go gets old sometimes, it's also a thrill that people care so much," Jones said Thursday morning. "I can last a few more days. That's all that's left."
Jones (6-0, 200, 4.4) will likely make public his decison tonight at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night between Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee and Oklahoma State, a place he is visiting this weekend.
He will do so on the Tulsa TV station KTUL's sports show called You Make the Call.
Obviously there is a lot of interest in a young man who rushed for over 2,500 yards, an amazing 48 touchdowns and was named the Tulsa World Player of the Year in the state of Oklahoma.
"I have got a real good idea where I am going to go, but I am going to think about it for a few more days and make sure," Jones said. "I'll take the visit this weekend and then come out with an answer."
It certainly has been a wild last week for Jones, especially on Tuesday.
He went to school, had a home visit from Arkansas coaches in the afternoon, played in a basketball game and then returned home around 10:30 p.m. to find Texas A&M head coach Dennis Franchione waiting on him for a home visit.
All this was happening as his mom took numerous phone calls from various recruiting writers, scouts and coaches.
Tennesse was also in his home this week.
Before he went to school on Thursday morning, Jones met with his high school football coaches to discuss recruiting and returned some calls.
He'll get a visit at school from Oklahoma State this afternoon.
"It's been pretty wild and tiring at times, but you've got to make sure you enjoy it also," Jones said. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing. It's never going to be like this again for you."
Jones was pleased with his Arkansas visit of the past weekend. He was hosted by former Booker T. Washington teammate and current Razorback Michael Tate.
"It went well and I really enjoyed getting to learn a lot more about Arkansas and what they had to offer both in terms of education and the football program," Jones said. "They were very impressive."
Although there have been reports that he has eliminated one school or the other because of distance, etc., Jones claims all four are still alive.
"I have taken the the visits, met with the coaches and players, taken in everything that the school has to offer," Jones said. "I can't go wrong with my choice, but yes, I do have a pretty good idea where I am going."
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