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Outside of teammate Darius Jennings, Jones ran five times for 34 yards, and came up with a key interception on defense in a win over DeMatha last week.

Darius Jennings is the focal point of the Gilman offense--evidenced by his 289 rushing yards on 30 carries in a recent win over DeMatha.

That's not to say Gilman doesn't have other weapons. One of them is junior all-purpose back Cyrus Jones. Jones plays receiver, running back and cornerback for the Greyhounds. In last weeks win over DeMatha, he came up with 34 rushing yards on five carries, a 10-yard reception, five tackles and a key interception in the end zone, ending a DeMatha drive. He followed that up with a three-carry, 76-yard performance this past weekend against Georgetown Prep.

"I actually have eight offers already," Jones said. "I got them from Iowa, West Virginia, Pitt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Rutgers."

Jones is hopeful that he'll be able to squeeze in at least a couple visits for a couple games this fall. What makes it tough for Jones, is that his schedule includes some Saturday games. He was at the Maryland-Navy game at the beginning of the month.

"It's kind of hard, with the season and everything," Jones said. "You never really know when you're going to get a chance (to go to a game). I'm keeping in contact with coaches, trying to get somewhere any chance I can get."

With a bye week coming up, it's possible Pitt could get one of those unofficial visits.

"Defiinitely," Jones said. "I think we have a bye week, coming up after next week, so I'm going to try and get up there to a game.

"I really don't know too much (about Pitt). That's what you have to take visits for--to get a feel for the atmosphere, to get a feel for the program and the coaches. I definitely want to get up there to see what it's like."

Though Jones has only been able to start talking with coaches as of the first of this month, he said that Pitt receivers coach Scott Turner--who recruits his area--has already been by the school.

"He came to the school, this week past," Jones said. "He just stopped by. He didn't really say too much. He definitely is keeping in contact."


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