Jones: "I'm committed 90%."

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defensive back, Chris Jones, spoke with USFNation regarding his commitment status with USF, his official visit to Purdue over the weekend, and his agenda for the next few months.

Jacksonville (Fla.) Sandalwood defensive back, Chris Jones, has been committed to South Florida since July, but has seen his interest with the Purdue Boilermakers ascend in recent months, resulting in an official visit to West Lafayette over the weekend.

"It was good," Jones said. "I really enjoyed talking to the coaches and being around the players. I loved campus and it's a great opportunity to be well coached."

The Boilermakers didn't sugarcoat much anything when speaking with the 6-foot-1, 175-pound cornerback. It won't be just handed to him, but if the Sunshine State playmaker comes in with a great attitude and works his tail off, early playing time could be in the works.

"They said I could play early if I come in with a great attitude, as well playing and practicing hard."

While Purdue has made significant strides in Jones' recruitment in recent months, Jones has been itching at the thought of being under the tutelage of defensive backs coach, Ron Cooper, and Bulls' head coach, Willie Taggart, when he reaches the next level.

"I'm going to USF on Jan. 17," Jones said. "I can't wait to go. I love the USF coaches with passion. I would love to play for coach Taggart and coach Cooper!"

With the Bulls trying to hold onto Jones' commitment until Signing Day on Feb. 5, the Bulls' coaching staff has made it well known to Jones how important his commitment is to their 2014 class.

"They said I'm a guy that will play early and will be huge impact to USF," Jones said. "They feel I'm their missing piece to putting together a great team. I would love to be apart of a young group of guys trying to grind and get what they deserve."

Fresh off a visit from Big Ten country, how solid is Jones' commitment to the Bulls?

"I'm committed 90% and I don't have any more visits planned."

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