Riyahd Jones has named his top two schools and his official visits may very well decide his next college destination. The 6-foot, 185-pound defensive back at Garden City (Kan.) Community College, who played as a freshman at Georgia Southern, has Kansas State listed firmly on his itinerary.
"I love Kansas State," said Riyahd Jones. "They've opened a lot of eyes this season. I talk all the time with Coach Dickey and Coach Hayes. They told me if I come in I'd have a good shot to start right away because two of their cornerbacks are leaving. We set up my official for December 1st, the weekend they play Texas."
A native of Columbus, Ga., Jones went to Georgia Southern and started as a true freshman in nine games for the Eagles. After the season's completion, Jones decided to transfer to Garden City for another shot to play at the FBS level.
"It's been bittersweet," Jones said on his time in Kansas. "I've been away from my family, but I've been able to make a name for myself. I've been a part of getting things turned around here. We had two wins last year and this season we already have six. I have 24 tackles, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble, and two blocked field goals. One of my field goal blocks was last weekend against Dodge City. I caught the ball off the kicker's foot and took it 90 yards for a touchdown. It was named as one of the nation's top plays of the week."
Although he was recently offered by Wake Forest, Jones is narrowing in on a decision due to his upcoming December graduation. Kansas State looks to be in the driver's seat with Jones, but the Ole Miss Rebels are right beside them.
"I've only set two official visits," Jones said. "I'll be at Ole Miss on November 24th and then Kansas State the following week. Those are my top two. I'm looking at making my decision around mid-December. I'd like to go somewhere with a favorable depth chart at cornerback so I can come in and make an early impact. I want to be comfortable with the coaching staff as well as the campus environment."
BroncBuster teammates, Nick Marshall and Rodriguez Coleman, are expected to join Jones that weekend on official visits of their own to The Little Apple. The BroncBusters will play their final regular season game of the year on Saturday against Jayhawk conference rival, Coffeyville.