Keiwan Jones Down to Two Schools

Jones plays a huge position of need for Iowa State, which lost out Sunday afternoon on JUCO tackle Tarow Barney, who committed to Penn State

Dunnellon (FL) 2014 defensive tackle Keiwan Jones has narrowed his college selection down to two schools, Iowa State and Purdue, and with successive visits to each, he'll look to make his decision within the next few weeks.

Jones took his official to Iowa State over the weekend and says he'll visit Purdue on Dec. 6-8.

"I narrowed it down the two top schools. I'm ready to handle my business," Jones said Sunday afternoon. "I got an offer from Missouri but they don't really recruit me. I don't care if you're No. 1 in the nation, I want somebody who wants me."

The Cyclones notched their first conference win of the season, beating Kansas, 34-0, in front of a small but spirited crowd at Jack Trice Stadium in abysmal weather conditions.

"It was nice, reminded me of my high school, just a college version, besides the cold weather," Jones said. "I can adjust to that. I wasn't expecting my trip to be that good. It was incredible. It's like a degree outside and the stands weren't filled but it was 20,000 people there and it still sounded full. Very supportive."

Jones plays a huge position of need for Iowa State, which lost out Sunday afternoon on JUCO tackle Tarow Barney, who committed to Penn State.

A session with defensive tackles coach Shane Burnham illuminated to Jones how he'd be used in a 4-3 base defense, similar to his role at Dunnellon, which has former 49ers player Kevin Fagan on its coaching staff.

"I could come in and ball," Jones said.

"It's really gonna come down to what Purdue is like. If it's anything like Iowa State, it's gonna be difficult."

Jones has offers from Florida International, Marshall, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Tulane and Western Michigan, to go with Iowa State, Purdue and Mizzou.


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