Panthers Still On Top For Jones

Corey Jones talks about his latest trip to Pitt, some future visits and what other schools stand out.

Corey Jones continued his streak of 7-on-7 appearances. Most recently, he competed with his Penn Hills team at the Pitt 7-on-7 camp. Though the 7-on-7 allows a receiver like Jones to standout, he is getting more eager for the season to start, where the linemen and other positions can join in, making it a more realistic situation.

"I guess my team is like my family," Jones said, looking forward to the opportunity. "It feels a whole lot better. I think that would be more realistic to get some linemen in there. Anybody can throw with nobody in front of them. I see we have some linemen in front us. It's still pretty good."

Jones is now up to eight offers, with Temple the most recent school to chime in. Pitt is still his top school. Though the Panthers haven't played any games in its new system, he's excited about the offense.

"We met with the Pitt coaches again," Jones said. "They're the main ones showing the most interest right now. I just like their offense, how they spread it out. They do a whole lot of other things. They're fast, they go no-huddle. I like that a lot."

Jones also said he would like to visit Pitt once or twice more before the summer is over. Pitt assistant Tony Gibson is recruiting Jones, and he continues to be impressed with him as well.

"That's my man, right there," Jones said of Gibson. "He always shows me a lot of love."

Asked what's holding him back from committing to the Panthers, he said there is one school that could take over as his top school if they offered.

"Florida State," Jones answered. "If I had (an offer) from Florida State, that would be a wrap."

Jones has a couple of other camps set this summer. He is expected to go to an individual camp at Oregon, and he has been invited to the Gridiron Kings camp down in Orlando in July. Jones will be a member of the Midwest team. Four-star linebacker Deaysean Rippy will also be on that team. Four-star receiver Dwayne Stanford will be the receiver opposite of Jones on his team.

Jones had over 2,000 all-purpose yards as a junior, scoring 20 touchdowns on offense. He also had five kickoff returns for touchdowns and another two on punt returns.

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