Jones Eager to Show AU Coaches What He Can Do

McAdory High football player Jay Jones talks about his Big Cat visit and plans to return to Auburn.

McCalla, Ala.--McAdory High School three-star quarterback Jay Jones answers questions about his experience at Auburn’s Big Cat Weekend.

How was the visit?

“It’s one of the most exciting visits I’ve ever been on. It’s probably the best college visit that I’ve been on so far. I enjoyed it. The Big Cat Weekend idea is a great idea that I see a lot of schools are starting to copy, like the Bayou Picnic and everything, so it’s just fun.”

What were some of the activities that stood out?

“We actually had a pie eating contest…I got Marlon Davidson good with it on Twitter, he’s all over my Twitter. It was banana cream pie, and some chocolate cake. Oh yeah, and we did karaoke. I led my team in karaoke, I was the lead singer in both of those events. My team actually won. We were the Grimes Growlers. We sung ‘She’s a Brick House’ and ‘Super Freak.’”

Are the coaches still going to need to evaluate you as a thrower?

“Yes sir. I am actually coming back June 7th (Sunday camp) to throw in front of Coach (Rhett) Lashlee and Coach (Gus) Malzahn. I’m really looking forward to that and ready to go ahead and make my commitment.”

If you aren’t going to be a quarterback are there any other positions that Auburn is looking at you at?

“I’m not changing to defense. The only other position that I would change to is receiver.”

You said that you are looking to go ahead and make your commit so does that mean that Auburn is currently leading or what are you saying?

“There is no clear leader. I have one in my head, but I’m not releasing it.”

Did you speak with any of the coaches, and what are they telling you right now?

“Coach Malzahn is just ready to see me at camp. He’s ready to see me throw.”

So have you been offered at QB?

“Yes sir. They’ve already offered me. They just wanted to see me throw in person, which is no problem with me because I know that I can throw.”

What is the biggest factor for you in making a college choice?

“My biggest factor is just the ability to compete at quarterback. I’ve been playing the position since I was three. A lot of coaches come at me and tell me to go ahead and change positions to athlete, which I really don’t respect it because I’ve been playing quarterback since I three 3. If Coach Malzahn and Coach Saban (Alabama coach Nick Saban) can give me a chance to compete at quarterback then I believe that any coach can because those are the most winning coaches in college football.”

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