Bowden Visit Critical for Jones

Clemson commitment Markish Jones visited Tennessee over the weekend and he will take his final official visit this weekend. Tommy Bowden's in-home visit with the prize recruit later this week could be the key for the Tigers. has the latest in this recruiting update.

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The 6-1, 190 pound speedster traveled to Tennessee for an official visit over the weekend.

"I had a great time," he said. "The coaching staff was real close. They graduated three receivers and another one went pro this year."

How did Jones rate the visit on a scale of one to 10?

"I would give it about an eight or nine," responded Jones. "It was good and now I am going to go to Alabama this weekend. Coach Steele told me he wasn't going to recruit me unless I wanted to give Alabama a look. I told him I would. I had a visit left so I wanted to go ahead and take it. They pay me mileage so I will be driving down there."

Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden visited Jones on Monday.

"He came by the school and by the house," he said. "It went pretty good. We had a great time. Other coaches had told me not to get too close to coach Bowden because he wouldn't remember who I was. He knew exactly who I was. I told him about what the other coaches had said and he laughed."

When asked about his commitment status with Clemson, Jones responded, "I am still committed to Clemson, but I know they already have two other receiver commitments and they lead for another."

Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden's meeting with Jones later this week will be critical to the Tiger's chances of signing the talented receiver on February 7.

"I have a lot of questions for coach Bowden," he said. "He is coming in on Thursday. I should feel better after that visit Thursday."

The Palmetto state standout plans to let his coach know his final decision this weekend.

"I will probably tell my coach on Sunday after I get back from the visit," he added. "They are going to do something at my school on signing day so I need to go ahead and let him know." Top Stories