Jones reviews Clemson official

Former Oklahoma linebacker Kellen Jones took his official visit to Clemson this weekend. Who'd he see? What stood out? Which schools lead? And what's next?

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The former four-star spoke with CUTigers on Sunday night to review his second official visit since he was cleared to transfer from Oklahoma.

"It was good. I really liked it. I liked Howard's Rock. The stadium was beautiful. I loved the campus, it's a beautiful campus," Jones said. "Coach [Dabo] Swinney is a great guy. I liked him as a man, outside of coaching. I really liked everything about Clemson. There wasn't anything negative to speak of at all."

While on the trip, Jones was reunited with former Oklahoma defensive coordinator Brent Venables, who held the same position with the Sooners during his freshman season.

"We were both smiling from ear to ear when I got there on Thursday. It was great to see him again," Jones said. "We have a good relationship."

Venables would like to see Jones playing the same positions he worked at last season, MIKE and JACK.

"JACK is kind of a DeMarcus Ware-type, can rush the passer, but also drop back in coverage, at times. The majority would be playing the MIKE position, middle linebacker," Jones said.

The encounters with Swinney were good ones, too.

"He was talking to me about the attitude of the program and how he wants his program to be. He's serious about academics, he's serious about his players, things like that…it's not just football, but to enjoy college," Jones said. "I liked his perspective on that, because I'm going to play football, but I'm going to college, just like all the other students as well.

"He wants to win. They're a rising program. I love everything about coach Swinney."

With two officials under his belt -- Clemson and Purdue -- he has no other plans trips, but that's not to say there won't be others.

"I don't have any others scheduled. If schools are interested and want me to come visit, I possibly will, possibly won't," Jones said.

And who leads?

"Right now, my top two are Purdue and Clemson...I'm not leaning toward either one of them. Those are my top two, right now." Top Stories