"I really don't know too much about (Rutgers) because I recently got the offer and I haven't been in contact with the coaches that much," the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Jones said. "But I plan on getting to know them more throughout the season, and when I get a chance to get in contact with them more."
There is plenty of time for the Scarlet Knights' staff to build a strong relationship with Jones, but there will be plenty of competition. Jones also holds verbal offers from West Virginia, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Iowa and Pittsburgh.
"I don't really have a so-called favorite, but the one that sticks out the most to me is West Virginia because they have a spread-type offense," Jones said. "And Iowa sticks out a little bit because they want me to play their slot receiver spot.
"They run a pro-style offense and I like that because I think that will get me ready for the next level, which obviously I want to get to. I think they would help prepare me better for the next level."
However, the level-headed and thoughtful Jones said factors away from the football field with sway his decision.
"Academics are a real important part," he said. "I take a lot of pride in my grades, and my parents stay on me all the time. That's going to be a real big factor in me choosing a school. Of course, you want to have a balance.''
With schools like Iowa already in Jones' thoughts, the location of the school doesn't hold much relevance.
"I actually want to get out and explore a little bit, if I can," he said. "Distance doesn't really play that big of a factor. Of course, I want my family to come see me as much as possible and that will play a factor in me choosing a school, but me personally, I really don't have a preference."
The dual-threat Jones amassed 750 receiving yards and 500 rushing yards as a sophomore. He runs a 4.5 (seconds) 40-yard dash, and will be an integral part of The Gilman School's offense. The Greyhounds begin the season Friday against Archbishop Spaulding (Severn, Md.).