Wolverines Drop In On Jones

Colleges are busy making in-home and in-school visits this week and recruiting is hitting the home stretch. Teric Jones and his Cass Tech teammates welcomed Michigan this week. Jones also had the Wolverines in-home and discussed what lies ahead in his maize and blue future.

Call it determination or call it an obsession. Whatever it is, Teric Jones is consumed by working towards getting on the field and making a difference at Michigan. That is why he is spending this offseason figuring out where he needs to improve and training his body.

"I'm going to talk to the coaches (at UM) and find out what else they want me to work on," he said, "I'll be in the weight room and looking at film too. I'm not going to get bigger, just get stronger and faster."

That determination last offseason allowed Jones to go from perceived speed back to an all around, all-purpose player as a senior. He made All-State special mention and 1st Team All-Detroit after rushing for 1,663 yards and 17 touchdowns. His strong season was one of the thing he discussed with his future coaches when they visited him in-school and in-home this week.

"They said I did real good and I told them I wanted to come out this year and make a statement. They said I already had made a statement, that's why they offered me and they are excited for me to get up there."

Head coach Rich Rodriguez and wide receivers coach and Detroit area recruiter Tony Dews came to Cass Tech during the day and spent time with Teric and his family later that evening.

"They were talking to my family and they said there's a good chance of me playing early if I take advantage of the weight room and get up there and learn the offense. I'm not enrolling early, but I'll be up there all of Spring Break. They said to be ready to play both running back and slot, but running back will be my main position."

Jones will see more of the Wolverines this weekend when he takes his official visit.

"Me and Will and Tom are taking our official," he said. Of course, his teammate Thomas Gordon is already committed the pair are working on getting William Campbell to re-complete the trifecta, "Of course we are working on Will, me and Tom. After the last couple visits asked how he liked them. It's his decision, but of course I want him to come to Michigan."

In addition to preparing for college football, Jones will also be on the track for the Technicians this year.

"I don't know about indoor, but I'm going to do outdoor most likely. We have me, Thomas, Dior [Mathis] and Keenan [Tracy], the running back from Mumford came back. We're going to win the city and state again this year."

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