Top Chicago QB Has Michigan in Top Four

After defensive backs and linebackers, quarterback is probably the position of highest need this year for Michigan. One Chicago QB reports two offers and a solid top four. <br><br>Is Michigan one of his top schools, and will he attend Junior Day next week? GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke on Sunday with<b>Demetrius Jones</b>, one of instate guru Jim S' <i>Top 10 junior signalcallers</i>, and brings you his answers.

Quarterback Demetrius Jones of Morgan Park High School in Chicago grew up a fan of a Notre Dame, Michigan State, and Miami. However, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound signal caller only lists one of those in his top four. "Notre Dame, I mean their tradition says it all," he said. "I also like Illinois, Michigan and Texas Tech." Rounding out a top five is a little more sketchy. "I like Ohio State, Michigan State and Purdue," he said.

Jones said he was at Saturday's Junior Day at Illinois. "I saw what Coach Zook did with Chris Leak," he said. "He brought his QB coach with him so I have to look at that." He said he also plans on being in Ann Arbor Sunday for Michigan's Junior Day. "Michigan has the tradition also," he said. "They are a good program and they offer a good education." The following weekend he said he plans on attending the Junior Day at Notre Dame. In March he said he will probably attend the same event at Texas Tech. "They average 47 passes a game," he said. "I love that."

Jones said he is looking for a team that runs a spread-type offense. "I'd like to play in a pro-style package," he said. "I like a system where they have three or four receivers at a time, where I can roll out and make decisions. I know there is going to be competition wherever I go so that's not going to be a problem, as far as the depth at each school."

Jones said he is taking his time with the process and doesn't have a camp schedule set up yet. "I'm in no hurry to get this over with," he said. "I don't want to make the wrong decision, then have to decommit, so I can wait. Whenever it is revealed to me as to where I'm supposed to be, that's when I'll decide." One factor will apparently be the decision of a couple of his teammates. "Wide-receive Chris James and offensive tackle Ramone Johnson and I are going to go to school together," Jones said. "James already has an offer from Illinois, and Ramone should be getting his (Ill. offer) in the next week."

Morgan Park went 13-1 last season, losing 21-14 in the semi-finals to Cary-Grove. Jones reports a 3.3 grade-point-average and said he will take the ACT next month. He said he would like to major in electrical engineering or business information technologies.

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