Don Bosco tailback Tony Jones first came to the attention of recruiters as a freshman. Since then he has flown under the radar, but is once again getting interest from college programs. A part of that is due to getting injured during his junior season.
"I missed five games with a broken collar bone in my junior year. I'm healed up now and everything is good. I'm back working out. I'm working out with my team getting ready for the season."
Despite the physical set back, schools continue to keep an eye on Tony. Recently, Michigan has come in with an offer.
"Michigan has offered me a full ride scholarship. That's the new thing so far. I've had a BC offer, but I got a Michigan offer a couple of weeks ago. I have the BC offer and the Michigan offer now."
Now that he has two offers, Tony is busy looking at the schools that have offered him.
"I've been to BC and I'm going to Michigan on the 22nd. Both schools are my main schools right now. I like both of them. I went to BC for the spring game. It was good. The coaches were good. Everything was good. I really liked how the players signed autographs for the kids at the end. It was very very nice."
Even though he has two offers from big-time schools, Tony is still focusing on the things that are important to him in a college.
"I'm looking for the schools with the good academics. I'm not looking for anything in particular in that regard, but I want to go to a place where I know I can graduate. The graduation rates are what I'm looking at. The other thing is I want to play good football. If I can go somewhere where I can get a chance to go to the pros, then that's something I want to do."
At this point, schools are looking at Tony as a tailback, but there are other options.
"I'm going to be a running back at the next level. Michigan said they might want to put me out in the slot and see what I can do. I think I'm best at running back, but I will play wherever the coaches think is best."
Now that the coaches can get back on the road and visit recruits, Tony is preparing for visits from the coaches recruiting him.
"Coach McGovern is my recruiting coach at BC. Rich Rodriguez is the guy recruiting me for Michigan. Coach McGovern told me he has two weeks to get out and visit guys. He told me he would be at my school to see me. I guess there will be a lot of coaches in over the next couple of weeks. It is better to have them coming to my school than not coming at all. So, I'm happy about that."
Tony does not have a time table and is planning to spend the summer visiting colleges and speaking with coaches who are recruiting him.
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