The Spartan coaching staff wouldn't mind it either. That's why they stay in close phone contact (as much as is allowed by recruiting rules) with the safety prospect from Tampa, Fla., and send him a steady stream of mailers, too.
"I'm pretty used to the cold weather up there and all that," Jairus says.
Secondary coach Harlon Barnett has led the recruitment of the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Jones. A trip to the Tampa area allowed coach Barnett to evaluate and meet the young man in person.
"He's a pretty cool dude," Jones says, adding he thinks Barnett and his father originally met as players in the NFL.
He plays free safety and strong, but at the high school level his reputation sometimes pigeonholes his role. Teams tend to throw away from his side of the field, so his role is mainly as a strong safety who, many times, functions as an extra linebacker.
Also, "Teams try to run on us all the time so they have to move me up into the box," he says.
Does he feel pressure to make a decision soon?
"I sorta am, because I don't want to risk it and get hurt during the season, and they might take it away after that," he says. "Then again, I'm not really sure where I want to go yet."
But for now, official visits to his top-three are on tap, including a trip to East Lansing for the Ohio State game.
"I'm taking the three to Michigan State, Nebraska and, hopefully, LSU," he says. "The other two will come after the season if I don't make my choice by then."