Jones Talks Michigan Interest, Spring Visit

Evanston (Ill.) Township three-star junior Naquan Jones talks Michigan interest, spring visit and more.

MCCOOK, Ill. -- Just another day at the office for junior defensive tackle Naquan Jones.

The three-star standout, of course, was able to walk away from Adidas Top Ten Combine with yet another MVP trophy.

"The last event I had with Adidas I got top MVP for defense," Jones said. "I just want to go out here and compete. There's a lot of talented guys. A lot of top ranked guys. I just wanted to be able to get out here and compete the best that I can."

Michigan Recruitment

Jones says he has been in consistent talks with Michigan defensive line coach Greg Mattison since the Wolverines offered him last February.

"We talked about them visiting me and on how much they are interested in me," Jones said. "Also, we spoke about the new defense they are trying to add. I plan on going on a visit to [Michigan] soon. My spring break is in a couple weeks. I should be going down soon."

Jones says a possible visit to Michigan for its annual spring on April 4 is a real possibility.

"With the new coaching staff I would like to see how everything is and what everything is like," Jones said. "I want to see if everything is in order, basically. See how the players react to the new coaching staff. Hopefully i can get out to watch the game."

With Michigan playing more of a 3-4 scheme, Jones says playing nose tackle won't be a problem.

"Definitely, that's what I am playing right now at my school," Jones said. "I may switch it up between the nose and the tackle. I mean, I feel like I can be a great fit there."

In the meantime, he says he's focused on getting to know Coach Mattison more.

"Just keeping in constant contact with Coach Mattison," Jones said. "We're talking pretty much every other day. I told him I got the showcase here. I just want to actually meet him face to face. That's where I feel like I can build the relationship."


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