Jones Sets Official Visits

Scout.com four-star prospect Dwight Jones was among the first recruits newly hired North Carolina head football coach Butch Davis called last week.

"He called me the first night – I think it was Wednesday – that he got situated in his office," said Jones. "He was just saying how he liked the way I played. He said I reminded him of Andre Johnson [former Miami and current Houston Texans wide receiver], and he was looking forward to getting to meet me."

Jones, a 6-foot-3 205-pound wide receiver who committed to UNC in February, was "impressed" with Davis and said he was eager to meet him in person.

Marvin Sanders, Jones' primary recruiter at UNC, dropped by Burlington (N.C.) Cummings High School Friday afternoon bringing with him an invitation to meet Davis.

Most of Jones' time on campus Saturday was spent speaking to coaches and fellow UNC pledges, including a brief intro meeting with the new Tar Heel coach.

"I just spoke to Coach Sanders really," said Jones. "I spoke to Quan Sturdivant and Jonathan Smith, also."

During his time in Chapel Hill, he also set up an official visit to North Carolina on January 25th.

Additionally, Jones will officially visit Florida on January 19th and Tennessee on January 12th. He's in the process of rescheduling his official trip to Clemson.

Jones' decision, he said, to officially visit other schools is to merely test the waters.

"Right now, I'm still committed to Carolina," said Jones. "I'm going to take my official visits just to see what else is out there. I'm going to go out there [to these schools] and come back a North Carolina commit. I talked to my coaches and my parents about how much I like it up [at UNC] all the time."

Jones' main concern is his senior football season, which will conclude Saturday in a NCHSAA 2A State Championship game against Clinton (N.C.).

"My freshman year, we went down there [to the state title game with a] 15-0 [record], but lost to Southwest Onslow – so that was a huge disappointment," said Jones. "My freshmen year and my junior year, we won [the state championship in] basketball. So, hopefully Saturday we can get the job done and I can get that ring on my finger."

With Jones starring at both wide receiver and safety, Cummings is 14-1 and a heavy favorite in Saturday's bout. On the year, Jones has pulled in 68 passes for 1,395 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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