The IU football program has added their second commitment in as many days with the news that Cam Jones has pledged to the Hoosiers. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete from Cordova (TN) St. Benedict At Auburndale H.S. spoke to Peegs.com about why Indiana is the right school for him
Jones announced his decision with this post on his Twitter page:
The three-star recruit committed to IU over offers from Tennessee, Wake Forest, Memphis and Middle Tennessee State. He told Peegs.com that he chose the Hoosiers because he believes in the future of the program.
"It felt like home," Jones said about Indiana. "It is a program that I want to be a part of. I love what Coach (Tom) Allen and Coach (Grant) Heard got going on there. It feels great."
When Jones told IU he was ready to commit he was on the phone with Coach Allen and Coach Heard. He said that they were extremely happy to hear that he wanted to be a Hoosier.
"I had Coach Allen and Coach Heard on three-way," he said. "They were very excited when i told them. They said it was the best news they could've gotten."
Jones is listed as an athlete and has the ability to play on either side of the ball, but the Hoosiers plan on using him on offense at wide receiver.
"They want me to be on the offensive side of the ball," he said about how Indiana plans on using him. "They see me as a guy who can be a clutch player for them and make big plays when that is needed. I know they are definitely going to throw the ball and that is what I like."
The talented prospect said he really appreciates all the schools that have recruited him and wanted him to play for them, but at the end of the day he felt like Indiana is just the best situation for him.
"I want to say that I appreciate all the coaches that have been recruiting me and wanted me to be a part of their family," Jones said. "But Indiana is the place for me."
Today's commitment for Jones was not only huge for him, but it was also meaningful for all his friends and family that have helped him get to this point.
"I know this means a lot to my family and to all the people here in Memphis that have supported me, so this is real big for me," he said. "It is so surreal knowing I will be a Big Ten football player. Sometimes it almost gets to be unbelievable, but it's the life I have to live and I am ready for it."
Jones wants all Indiana fans to know that when he gets to Bloomington he is going to work as hard as he can to make them proud.
"I'm going to work hard," he said when asked what his message is to IU fans. "I'm going to do everything I can to be the best I can and we're going to have a breakthrough season."