Jones on UM: "It's Where I Want to Be"

The Michigan Wolverines were in the driver's seat for Spartanburg, SC QB/ATH Cornelius Jones heading into his camp visit this week. Tonight after he wrapped up his final camp session he decided that his future would be best spent in Ann Arbor.

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"It went down like 15-20 minutes ago," said Spartanburg head coach Freddie Brown.  "It was the history, the tradition, and Coach Rod was fantastic with him in our meetings.  The whole staff has been outstanding.  It has been a great visit.  It is an impressive place.  He has been around to a lot of different showcases and talked to a lot of head coaches… this was the right place at the right time.  I think he is going to be a good one up here."

"I just like it up here," Jones himself added.  "It's where I want to be.  The coaching staff is good, the academics are good, and Coach Rodriguez is real cool.  We talked to him about the offense and a bunch stuff. Him and Coach Smith and Coach Gibson and all of the other coaches are cool.  I just like it up here.  It's like a family up here."

One of the most intriguing aspects of Jones's game is his versatility.  The dual-threat quarterback is athletic enough to excel elsewhere on the football field and he has expressed openness to doing just that.

"They said they are going to start me out at quarterback and if things don't work out there they'll move me to another position like wide receiver," he said.  "I'm fine with that."

The other major contenders for Jones' services were Syracuse, Duke, Wake Forest, and Stanford… all of whom had offered.  This news may not signal the end of the pursuit on the part of some of those suitors, but it does signal the end of him listening their overtures.

"This is it for me," replied Jones when asked if he planned to take any other visits.  "I'm committed to Michigan."

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