Coming out of high school wide receiver Anthony Jones was a National Top 100 prospect on Scout.com and had offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Tennessee and Auburn. At the time he was a 6-foot 160 pound speedster from Tallahassee Rickards.
He ended up signing an LOI to play for Oklahoma State, but couldn't get in because of grades. Fast forward two years…Jones is now at Northeast Mississippi JUCO. He has grown two inches and put on 18lbs and has a host of new offers.
"So far I have Cal, USF, Nebraska, Rutgers and Illinois."
Last season Jones, who played in all nine of NEMCC's games in 2006, finished the season with 37 receptions, which was second among Mississippi community college receivers. He had a total of 451 yards and three TDs.
" I got off to a good start last year and put up some numbers."
Jones says he's the "total package" at his position, using his speed and size to do whatever it takes to make the catch.
"I'm fast and big." Adding, "If they jam me I'm strong enough to get off the ball and then I'm fast enough to run by you."
Right now Anthony says there are three teams that have separated from the rest.
"USF, Illinois and FSU are all even and they are my top 3." Adding, "Illinios and USF have always been teams I liked. Both of them started recruiting me during my 10th grade year in high school, so I'm real familiar with them.
The Seminoles have not offered yet, but if they do Jones says he is ready to commit. If they don't then he will use his official visits to decide on a final destination.
"I'm going to visit Cal, FSU, Illinois, USF and Nebraska. I really liked Nebraska two years ago and I know that will be a fun trip."
Jones says that he hopes to get the visits done within the next two months and make a decision possibly as early as late October/early November.
This year's receiver class could consist of two JUCO players Roger Frazier and Anthony Jones. With all the depth and talent the Bulls have stockpiled, they are only looking for two this year and these two are at the top of the board. However, the wild card in all of this is Nebraska. I think if the Bulls fail to land him he will end up at Nebraska. I know he has Illinois in his top 3, but he was very high on the Corn Huskers coming out of high school and it was the one school he talked about when mentioning schools he'd like to visit.
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