Jones Firm Despite New Suitors

JAMESTOWN, N.C. --- Despite his verbal commitment to North Carolina, Dwight Jones continues to receive interest from other schools.

"A couple schools are still looking at me," said Jones. "Tennessee came to the school [Friday] and Florida came to the school Thursday. Coach [John] Bunting came Monday."

Jones recently added scholarship offers from Florida, LSU, and Tennessee. Regardless, the Burlington (N.C.) Cummings product remains firm to the Tar Heels.

"I'm solid," said Jones. "I haven't been to any other schools and I don't plan on [visiting any other schools]."

With an apparently lack of depth at wide receiver in Chapel Hill following this season, Jones expects to see plenty of time during his freshman season at North Carolina.

"They said I could come in there and be a big contributor my first year," said Jones. "They said when I come in they'll only have four receivers."

To help with that depth, Jones will aid North Carolina's pursuit of other top prospects.

"I'm going to try to talk to some of my friends to get them to come with me," said Jones. "My teammate Antonio [Ferguson] and Marcus Gilchrist, I'm probably going to start talking to them about coming with me."

One recruit he doesn't have to work on is Mike Paulus, who Jones recently found out joined him on UNC's 2007 commitment list.

"That's good, man," said Jones. "That's another top recruit so hopefully he can help bring more top recruits."

This summer Jones isn't planning to attend any camps, but figures to spend time in Chapel Hill with Coach Bunting.

During the Shrine Bowl Combine held this past weekend Jones wasn't able to display his true speed as he was forced to run the 40-yard dash in his socks. He still managed to post a 4.74-second time. He also recorded a 4.52-second 20-yard shuttle, a 27.4-inch vertical, and pushed 185 pounds seven times.

Jones, who measured in at 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, was among the more impressive wide receivers in one-on-one passing drills displaying body control and the ability to use his long frame to his advantage.

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