Bulldogs In Final Two

McAdory High School (AL) standout Jay Jones is getting a lot of interest and offers from schools around the southeast. Mississippi State was one of the first schools to extend an offer and the Bulldogs remain in contention as Jones narrows his options down to just two options.

"It went great," Jones said of camp. "I finally got the chance to throw in front of Coach (Brian) Johnson. I have been anticipating that for a while. He's a great coach. He was already coaching me like I was one of his.

"He knew what mistakes I was making and he was able to correct everything I did without yelling or anything like that. He is a very calm coach. You can tell what kind of coach he is. He can tell what his players are doing and what they're doing wrong. He knows how to fix it."

Jones reports that he picked up a couple of tips that will help make him a more polished passer this fall.

"He talked to me about keeping my body tighter with my throwing motion," Jones said. "He said that I was getting a little wild, so he wanted me to keep everything tighter. He said that if I can do that and keep my elbow in that it is going to show in my accuracy. He talked with me about following through on everything and not stopping on my release."

Most schools have been tempted to throw the athlete label on Jones, but the Alabama star wants to have the chance to play quarterback on the next level before he agrees to a position change.

"Mississippi State and Florida are both talking about me playing quarterback," Jones said. "Coach Johnson and Coach Mullen told me that they were recruiting me as a quarterback and that they wanted to see me throw. They are going to give me a chance to compete at quarterback and that's what I want. I have been playing the position since I was a baby. I just want a chance to compete."

Jones plans to make his college decision in the next few weeks and it looks like an SEC program will be the lucky school once that time comes.

"I am going to decide in early July," Jones said. "Right now, the top two schools are Mississippi State and Florida."

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