Why I Chose Kansas State: Charles Jones

MANHATTAN, Kan. - When it comes to recruiting, players make difficult decisions that will shape thier futures. Read as Charles Jones talks about his visit to K-State and what ultimately lead him to choose K-State.

Charles Jones was on campus this past weekend to take his official visit to Kansas State. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back from Mandeville, La. didn't get a chance to visit Manhattan during the regular season. He was excited to have the chance to show his mother, Zondra White Jones, where he'll spend the next four years.

"My mom liked Coach Snyder and what he had to say about education," said Charles Jones. "He said what was most important to him was for us to get our degrees. Since I'll be living 12 hours away, I think now she's a whole lot more comfortable with it."

While on campus Jones had a chance to meet some of the current Wildcats as well as some of the ones who will join on campus in the summer.

"Daniel Sams and Kelo Webster were my player-hosts," Jones said. "They took me around to see the college and Aggieville. I got to meet some really cool people. I hung out with the recruits. Cody Small and Judah Jones were there. I didn't know Judah personally, but I had actually played against him in some 7-on-7 tournaments in Louisiana."

Judah Jones, out of Shreveport, La., became the latest player to commit to the class of 2012 for the Wildcats. One of the high points of the weekend for Jones was going to Bramlage Coliseum with the recruits to see Kansas State play Oklahoma on Saturday night.

"We all really enjoyed the basketball game," Jones said. "Another great moment was when we got to go on the field at the football stadium. We also got to see the indoor practice facility and the Vanier Football Complex."

Michael Smith was Jones' recruiter to K-State. On the visit he had the chance to spend time with his future position coach, Dana Dimel.

"Coach Snyder and all of the coaches I met were great," Jones said. "Coach Dimel just went over what I'm supposed to do on signing day. He was cool. I liked him a lot. You can tell he's really into the game and knows what he's doing. I think I'll fit in well. I can't wait to be up there."

Jones even got a chance to meet the head coach of his hometown NFL team when he ran into Sean Payton at the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport on the way home.

Now back in Mandeville, he plans to sign at his high school on Wednesday and then start prepping himself for college which will start for Jones on June 4th.

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