2014 Offensive Lineman Gives Latest

With spots in Notre Dame's 2013 recruiting class filling up, several Irish targets in the 2014 class are looking to take unofficial visits to South Bend. Has Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle offensive lineman Jamarco Jones made any plans?

Jamarco Jones of Chicago (Ill.) De La Salle has several verbal offers already issued including one from Notre Dame. Has he set a date yet to return to South Bend?

"I've not made plans yet as to what game I'll try to attend at Notre Dame," said Jones. "Me and my mom are still trying to work things out with my football season, with my team and trying to see what game I can make it to."

For Jones, the summer was a busy one as he traveled to several programs, attending camps along the way. With the majority of these camps, Jones left holding an offer. Is he surprised by all the early attention?

"Yea I wasn't really expecting this," said Jones. "But it's been a pretty good thing as I've got a chance to visit many different schools and work with a lot of great coaching staffs while competing against some great players."

While too soon to name a favorite, Jones likes his early impressions about the Irish program.

"Notre Dame is a great academic school first off," said Jones. "They have a rich tradition in their football program and it's a great school."

When asked what he remembers most about his camp experience with the Irish, Jones was quick to point out his work with members of the Irish staff.

"I remember the coaching staff the most," said Jones. "Getting to work with them and touring the football facilities a little bit showed me a lot."

Making the biggest impression with the Chicago native was offensive line coach Harry Hiestand who spent some time in the Windy City while coaching with the Bears.

"Coach Hiestand and I talked about his time in Chicago a little bit," said Jones with a chuckle. "He's coached at the highest level so he knows what he's talking about. So that would be a great opportunity for me and just shows how good of a coach he is as he's coached at the highest level possible."

IrishEyes.com will continue to check back with Jones as to when he'll make his next visit to campus this fall.

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