"Right now he's hearing a lot of things from a lot of places," said Brewer. "A&M basically asked him for a solid commitment, and he said he was still thinking, so they went in another direction. Last week Duke was here and so was Georgia Tech. Both schools are holding places for him."
The decision to pull the offer was surprising to several analysts, but not then again Jones had maintained that he wanted to remain close to his family. Something the Blue Devils could offer, along with another appealing attribute.
"Duke is making me think a lot about it," Jones told TDD on January 4th. "Duke is closer to home, and I can probably have a chance to play as a freshman there."
With the Yellow Jackets now stepping up to the plate, Jones will have another opportunity to compare head coach Ted Roof's pitch, something he's done for a while now, including on his official visit to Durham in December.
"I've had time to really talk to the coaches and get to know them. 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. They are recruiting me as an athlete. I could play quarterback or receiver for them."