Jones visits Georgia

ATHENS – One of the top defensive linemen in the South took in Georgia's junior day.

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"It went over very well," said Abry Jones, a defensive lineman from Northside Warner Robbins. "At first I thought it was going to be a trip where they were expecting you to commit early, but it wasn't like that at all. I think that may have turned me off a little bit. I want to take a look at a lot of schools."

Jones admitted that he was very impressed with the overall experience in Athens. He said he's in no rush to commit to a program. Jones felt as ease, he said, with the entire day.

"Mostly Saturday was about academics," Jones said. "We got to see some of the academic buildings and dorm rooms. We went to the cafeteria – man, the food was great. They had a lot of choices on campus. I thought you would have to got eat off campus in order to get good food… that was not the case."

Jones has visited Florida "a couple of times" and will visit Clemson next weekend for the Tigers' junior day.

"I really don't know a lot about Clemson. I hope to learn a lot more about them," he said. "When you go down to Florida you can tell everyone is a Gator."

Those two schools, Georgia and others are the reason Jones wants to take it slow right now. He said he's interested in learning as much as possible about all the schools he's considering, and that he's not going to make a life-changing decision before making sure it's right. He said he's got obligations at Northside, too.

"I don't want to rush into things," he said. "I want take a look at every school pretty in depth."

His high school team is coming off a perfect season, and a AAAA State Championship. However, Northside moves into the ever-daunting 1-AAAAA. Some have speculated it may now be the best football region in the South with traditional powers Lowndes and Valdosta.

"One reason I want to take my time is that I don't want it to cloud my mind," he said. "I want to make sure to fulfill my obligations here."

Jones said he was surprised he didn't talk more football with Georgia recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach Rodney Garner.

"I really just go to know him a lot better," Jones said. "I thought we would talk about football a lot more. My coach was telling me a lot of schools talk about playing time, and what position you would play, and then they change it up when you get to school up there. Coach Garner didn't talk about any of that. Any football we talked about was when I asked questions about it."


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