Jones Sees Great Team in Clemson

Thanks to an early commitment from Blythewood standout WR Marquan Jones, Clemson is already off to a great start with the 2008 class. Why did the rising junior make an early commitment to the Tigers? What stands out about Jones to his head coach Jeff Scott? has all these answers and more in this recruiting update.

Blythewood head coach and former Clemson football player Jeff Scott believes one thing separates new Clemson verbal commitment Marquan Jones from some of the other up and coming wide receivers.

"The first thing I would say about Marquan is he has a great work ethic and he is very coachable. I had the opportunity to play with Woody Dantzler and others and the thing that separated them was their work ethic," Scott said. "That is the No. 1 thing that separates Marquan from others."

Scott also said the rising junior has all the physical tools to be a great college receiver once he arrives at Clemson in two years.

"He runs great routes, has great hands and has really good speed," said Scott. "He will continue to grow and get stronger over the next two years. He will fill out his body and get stronger."

The 6-0, 175 pound prospect showed the staff his speed at camp earlier this week according to his coach. "At the Clemson camp they had the seniors and some select juniors run. He ran a 4.45 and a 4.47," he said.

So why did Jones decide to go ahead and make an early commitment to the Tigers?

"Clemson is a great school," he responded. "The atmosphere at Clemson is incredible for anyone. The coaching staff is like family at Clemson. I want to be part of a great team with a great future."

The Jones family also all agreed that Clemson was right place for Marquan. "I sat down and discussed it with my parents. They both liked Clemson as well and felt comfortable with the staff," he said.

"Clemson is a great school. I have been favoring them since I went to my first game there. The facilities are great and the fans are so loud. Who wouldn't want to play for Clemson?"

Over the next two seasons Jones plans to work hard to take advantage of his natural skills.

"I want to work on getting stronger and work on getting better hands," said Jones. "But most of all it is god given talent. If it weren't for him I would not be here now."

Head coach Jeff Scott runs an offense at Blythewood that should help the star receiver prepare for the college level. "Yeah we run the spread offense," stated Marquan. will continue to keep you updated on this future Tiger receiver, right up through signing day 2008. Top Stories