One-on-One: QB/WR Marcus Jones

Marcus Jones, a 6-4, 210-pound wide receiver/quarterback who plays for Southeast Whitfield High School in Dalton, GA., talked to <i>Scout.com</i> about his official visit to Mississippi State this past weekend, as well as the latest developments with the Wildcats.

Marcus Jones Profile:

What position is Mississippi Stare recruiting you for?
"Mississippi State is recruiting me primarily at wide receiver."

What do you want to play in college, wide receiver or quarterback?
"Honestly, right now, I'm up to playing both. I primarily want to play quarterback, but I can play receiver, too."

What schools have you officially visited and who do you plan on visiting?
"Mississippi State was my first official visit. My next official visit is to Kentucky January 7th."

Who else are you considering for official visits?
"Ole Miss, NC State, Duke and Texas A&M."

Do you plan on taking all five of your visits before making a decision as to which school you will sign with?
"Most likely yes, but you never know. It might come up where I take two and decide to go to Mississippi State or somewhere else."

What colleges have offered scholarships?
"Duke, Kentucky, NC State and Mississippi State."

Who would you say are your top five schools?
"I won't say them in order but my top five are Kentucky, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Duke and Texas A&M."

Did you know much about Mississippi State prior to your official visit?
"Not much. I knew a little bit because I came in for an unofficial visit when they played the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I met Coach Beamer, Coach Croom and Coach McCorvey. I met quite a few of the coaching staff, but I didn't get to see much of the campus. So, I left not knowing much about them."

Talk about your overall impressions of your Mississippi State visit?
"I loved it."

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