Gerald Jones Receives a Visitor from Michigan

Oklahoma athlete Gerald Jones plays a number of positions for Millwood High School. However, he prefers the chance to play running back in college. With the arrival of the evaluation period, coaches are making the trek to Millwood to get a look at the young star. One of those visitors was from Michigan.

Considered one of the best prep athletes in the state of Oklahoma, Gerald Jones of Millwood High School in Oklahoma City already has offers counting in the double-digits. Texas Tech was the first to offer, and has the early lead. "I really don't have a true leader because I haven't seen a lot of schools," Jones told GoBlueWolverine.com. "Of the schools I've visited, I'd say Texas Tech is the leader." He said Arkansas offered him on Wednesday.

The 6-foot-0, 190-pound Jones said college coaches are telling him he can play anywhere he likes, and he does play a variety of positions for Millwood. "I want to play running back," he said. "Some schools think I might be able to play quarterback, but I think I'm too short."

The May evaluation period has arrived, and coaches are beginning to make the trek to Millwood to get a peek at Jones. "Texas Tech has been here, and Michigan coach Scot Loeffler was here on Tuesday," Jones said. "Michigan has sent me a lot of information on their school and program, and I'm definitely going to take a closer look at them." Jones added that he does have an offer Michigan.

Jones said he is in no rush to make a decision, preferring to take all of his official visits before doing so. "Those will play a big role in my decision," he said. "I want to major in physical therapy so I want to know what the schools have to offer in that area. I've researched the programs at Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, and I know Michigan and Notre Dame have good programs in my major."

Another factor that Jones said he is taking a close look at is playing time. "I don't want to sit; I want to come in and play right away," he said. "I'll also be looking at team unity. If I go out of state I want my team to be like a family."

No spring combines are on the schedule for Jones, and he said he doesn't anticipate taking part in any team summer camps. He said he attended the Oklahoma spring game.

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