Just more than a month ago NC State became the first school to verbally offer Apex (NC) Middle Creek wide receiver Kevin Jones.
The 5-11, 175-pound prospect was outstanding as a junior last fall, registering 950 receiving yards to go along with 18 touchdowns, making him one of the most productive receivers in the state regardless of class.
Since the Pack offered Jones they have continued to show interest, and it's clear he's one of NC State's priorities going forward.
"I get stuff in the mail from them all the time," Jones said of NC State when contacted by Pack Pride recently. "The last time I was up there was for a junior day like a month ago.
"When I was up there I talked to coach Bible, the offensive coordinator. He tells me all the time that he wants me to come play for them. They said they wanted to offer me last year when I was a sophomore but they weren't able to. They did (offer him) this year, I think about a month and a half ago."
What does Jones think about the Wolfpack?
"I'm pretty high on them," he said. "I like their offense. They run the spread and they're losing like six receivers within the next few years."
That kind of opportunity is attractive to Jones and anyone else that's hoping to get on the field early. Playing time is routinely a big selling point that schools use in their conversations with recruits.
While NC State is the only school that has offered the Middle Creek receiver other ACC schools are starting to take notice. Jones visited North Carolina a couple of weeks ago for the Tar Heels' junior day.
"That went well," he recalled. "I like that campus. I had to leave early so I didn't talk to the coaches."
In spite of that and interest from other schools, NC State still holds a special place in Jones' heart.
"Right now my favorite is probably NC State," Jones said.
That's big, but there's a long way to go. Jones said he doesn't plan on making his decision until at least the start of his senior season
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