Jones Hoping to Contribute Early

Stone Mountain (GA) offensive guard Tyler Jones talks about his recent official visit to NC State and his commitment to the Wolfpack.

For Tyler Jones the highlight of NC State's big official visit event was the chance to bond with those he will be playing with in the years ahead.

The Stone Mountain (GA) offensive guard raved about the time spent with his fellow commits as well as the opportunity to meet several members of the current team.

"I enjoyed myself a lot. It was a real good time with everybody down there. We got to meet the other recruit's parents and other recruits. I spent a lot of time with Terronne (Prescod). Big Terronne and the quarterback Jalan (McClendon). I hung out with Justin Jones. I think we'll be pretty close when we get there.

"My host was the starting guard Alex Barr. I got to visit with the left tackles and the guys on the team. They were real cool guys."

Mike Uremovich will be coaching up Jones, Prescod and the other offensive linemen so he was with those recruits for a large portion of the trip.

"We had a good little team meeting but other than that it was just real family oriented. We're trying to win when we get up there. I feel like our class coming in is going to have an immediate impact and a lot of playing time. I know we're all excited.

"They told me if I come in and do what I'm supposed to do I should be able to compete for a starting spot my first year."

Jones is already 6-4 and in the 270 pound range but he said he knows that he needs to be around 290 in order to have a say in how the depth chart shakes out for the offensive line.

"Just going to change my eating habits and lift weights," he said.

Jones is rated a three-star prospect and the No. 44 offensive guard in the nation by Scout.com. He was selected to play in the Florida-Georgia all-star contest as a senior.

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