Jones Will Wait It Out

Despite missing the majority of the summer, Jarrod Jones' recruitment held steady. The 6-foot-8 big man is in the process of setting up visits, however it doesn't look like a decision will be coming any time soon.

Back in May at the Nike Memorial Day Classic, Jarrod Jones looked prime for a big summer. With coaches always searching for new big men, he was likely a guy that would have picked up more interest.

But Jones' summer plans went sour during an unofficial visit. While playing picking up ball he hurt his league bad enough to keep him out for the rest of the summer.

"The beginning [of the summer] went well until I suffered my injury," Jones said. "I had an unofficial visit to Notre Dame. I scrimmaged with the team and I came down with a rebound and one player was in front of my leg and the other was behind me and I broke my shin."

Regardless of the injury, Jones, a standout at Michigan City (Ind.) High, said he's still getting a bunch of calls and has picked up a handful of scholarship offers.

"It really hasn't slowed down much since the injury," he said. "There have been a lot of colleges that have been calling."

Jones claimed scholarship offers from Indiana State, Valparaiso, Marist and Baylor. He said Iowa State, Penn State, Notre Dame and Minnesota are also heavily involved and are his favorite schools.

"Right now I think I like Iowa State, Penn State and Minnesota. I'm liking Notre Dame too. They are all good schools and the coaches are good people. Those are schools that I can go to and get some exposure."

Jones said he's in the process of setting up visits to Iowa State and Penn State. The Golden Gophers are the lone school that has penciled in a date, as he'll visit them on October 12th.

Jones doesn't plan on making a decision soon, as he wants to sign in the second signing period.


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