Jones Tearing Up Camps

Not many players in the state of Ohio have had a better month of June than Skylar Jones. After winning a gold medal at the state track championships, Jones has continued to impress coaches with his performances at summer camps. He recently attended Ohio State's senior advanced camp, where the Buckeye staff was paying close attention. Read on for the latest.

Middletown (Oh.) athlete Skylar Jones has been raising eyebrows the entire spring with outstanding track performances, and now he is catching the attention of college coaches at camps. Last week, Jones attended three camps.

"It was a busy week," he said. "I was at Tennessee on Monday, UC on Tuesday and Ohio State on Friday.

"I still could go to West Virginia and Purdue, but I am not sure," he added.

Jones (6-0, 175, 4.3) threw for over 2,000 yards during his junior season at Middletown. He hopes to be a quarterback in college but he is getting looks at multiple positions.

"I have offers from West Virginia, Purdue and Wisconsin as a quarterback. Boston College offered me as a safety. I have offers on the table for both quarterback and cornerback.

"I would prefer to play quarterback but I am glad I showed what kind of all-around athlete I can be. I think that opens up some doors for me."

Ohio State looked at Jones at three different positions.

"I worked out at three positions at Ohio State: quarterback, wide receiver and corner," he said. "I did speak with coach Tressel after the camp."

Jones may be looking to make a decision soon.

"I would like to get it over with but I am not going to rush," he said. "I would like to be able to focus on my senior year. We have some nice players coming back and everyone is working so hard. But if I am not ready then I will wait."

What will be the important factors in his decision?

"I think relationships with the coaches will be the most important thing as far as making my decision is concerned," Jones said. "I am going to be there as long as five years. I want to be comfortable. I am also looking for stability. I don't want to go through a coaching change."

Jones holds a 3.2 GPA and scored a 16 on his initial ACT attempt. He retook the ACT on June 10.

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