Pack Takes Lead for Jones After Visit

NC State has taken the lead for Lithonia (GA) King defensive back Jarnor Jones after his weekend visit to Raleigh. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

NC State greatly helped their chances with one of their top defensive back targets from the Class of 2012 over the weekend.

Jarnor Jones, a 6-0, 175-pound defensive back from Lithonia (GA) King, is verbally committed to Middle Tennessee but has been thinking a lot about NC State ever since the Wolfpack offered him earlier this year.
Over the weekend Jones took an official visit to Raleigh with teammate Kenderious Whitehead, a three-star defensive end.

Pack Pride spoke with Jones shortly after he arrived at the airport to return home to Georgia and it's clear he had an outstanding time.

"It was great," Jones said. "We got to go around campus and interact and mingle with the student body and the community. We got along with everybody really well.

"They fed us like four times that day (Saturday)," he laughed. "We got to talk to the coaches a lot. The game was really good. They got a big win."

Jones is referring to the Pack's blowout win over Clemson, then a top 10 team. That win put NC State in position to qualify for a bowl game and gave the team a lot of momentum as it heads toward the postseason.

While he is still committed to Middle Tennessee, Jones admitted that another school actually has the edge.

"I'd say NC State is number one," he said. "I just felt really good there."

Jones said that the NC State coaches did ask him if he would like to commit while on his visit but they were understanding when he said that he wanted to take his time and go through the recruiting process for a little while longer. He is still planning on taking an official visit to West Virginia the first weekend in December but after that he's unsure of his plans.

King will be playing in the state semifinals this coming weekend.

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