That statement is strange because as of a few weeks ago it seemed as though the 6-foot-4, 210-pound athlete was signed, sealed, and delivered to the Aggies. In fact Scout.com even listed Jones as an A&M commitment. Despite that, Duke stayed on his trail and the results are now tangible.
"Duke is making me think a lot about it. I'm thinking about the distance to A&M and what that would mean for my family. Duke is closer to home, and I can probably have a chance to play as a freshman there."
When you add in the fact that the Blue Devils are offering a chance at a Duke degree, Jones admits things are starting to look up in Durham.
"A Duke degree in those fields will mean a lot if I didn't play football after college," Jones told TDD previously. "It's hard to top that."
Despite Duke's long-standing struggles, Jones has been quoted as saying the coaching staff in Durham has made him a believer.
"They haven't been really successful in the past, but they say they are bringing in a new kind of player and I could be one of them. It was the same thing that Coach Kelly was talking about in the in-home visit."
After bouncing around the recruiting world for a few years, Jones, a 6-foot-5 220lbs athlete who clocks in with a 4.6 forty yard dash, quickly became a high major target for several programs including N.C. State, Tennessee, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Duke and Texas A&M. Each program was evaluating him as an athlete and quarterback prospect.
"Duke is recruiting me as an athlete. I could get a chance to play quarterback or receiver, but I don't want to talk about that at this point."