Panthers and OSU Neck & Neck

One of the many junior prospects at OSU Junior Day last weekend was Canton McKinley CB Brad Jones. Jones liked the trip.

"I liked it. It was real interesting," he said. "I spoke to Coach Tucker."

Jones appears to be primarily a defensive back down the road.

"I played a little offense this past season but not as much as in the past," he said.

Jones has all the measurements you look for in a DB, and he's gotten bigger lately.

"I ran a 4.4 at Ohio State camp," he said. "I am bigger but I am not heavier. I am 6-2 and still 190."

He recently took the ACT, but he will need to keep working to get the score up.

"I will be taking the test again," he said. "I got a 16 the first time but I am sure I can do better."

Jones will be running track this spring, and he is a fine runner, but he has the misfortune of having to compete with some of the best runners in the state.

"I am not playing basketball but I do run track," he said. "I have a 10.8 100M and a 21.9 200M. I can't believe I couldn't get out of the region with that time but you have all those guys at Glenville and they are in my region.I run the 4x100 too."

Right now, Brad has two leaders and is focusing on two factors in choosing a school.

"What is going to make a difference for me in my decision is the chance to play early and the business school," he said. "I want to major in business or accounting. Distance is not going to be a factor. I don't have any offers yet but Ohio State and Pitt are neck and neck and Northwestern and Purdue are in there too.

"I plan of going back down to Ohio State in April for the next junior day."

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