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2018 Standout Receiver Micah Jones Likes Iowa Even More After Visit

2018 standout receiver Micah Jones of Illinois likes Iowa even more after this weekend's visit.

Iowa hosted one of the nation's top wide receiver prospects in the 2018 class in Micah Jones of Gurnee (Ill.) Warren Township. He's currently rated as a three-star prospect but is expected to rise up the rankings much more.

Jones has been no stranger to a few of the Big Ten programs in regards to visits, taking plenty of trips to all of Iowa, Illinois, and Northwestern. 

"I loved it," Jones said of his Iowa visit. "I think it's the fourth visit I've taken there. It's up there for the top amount of visits I've taken to a school."

Other offers for Jones in addition to Iowa include Illinois, Northwestern, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, and a few MAC programs. The 6-foot-5, 200 pound target is surely to be one of the more heavily recruited prospects in the Midwest. He got the star treatment while in Iowa City.

"They enabled us to talk to the professors and go on a dorm tour as well," Jones shared about his high points of the trip. "So we got to see the everyday things the football players go through."

His time with the coaching staff was valuable as well. Jones was able to get any concerns and unknowns clarified and addressed.

"The coaching staff talked about things like where I would play in the offense," he pointed out. "Also they discussed the offense with me. Overall they answered all questions I had to ask and they were very, very helpful. They envision me being a very influential piece in the offense."

In totality, the Hawkeyes did nothing but help their chances with Jones on this weekend's visit.

"I couldn't say right now if they're on top or not," he admitted. "But they are still most definitely in my top five."

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