Staff Sticking on Jones

Five-star defensive tackle Jarron Jones popped by to spend time with the Syracuse coaches on Sunday after watching the Upstate-Downstate Game and tells us that even though he's committed to Penn State the SU staff is still the one that "he talks to the most" to this day.

Jarron Jones, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound defensive tackle from Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y., made yet another trip to Syracuse on Sunday, something that is becoming quite regular. This time we decided to give him a call to see how his visit went as he spent an extended about of time with the coaching staff and he talked about his relationship with them.

"I went over to Syracuse for a couple of hours today," Jones said. "I've been talking to the coaches a lot recently and was over there for the Upstate-Downstate Game, so I definitely wanted to stop by and just hang out for a while."

"I hung out with Coach (Tyrone) Wheatley, Coach (Scott) Shafer, Coach (Jimmy) Brumbaugh and Coach (Doug) Marrone while I was there," Jones added. "We didn't talk much about football at all. They talked a lot about how important relationships were with your coaches where you went to school and how some kids make mistakes getting caught up with big-time facilities and what not when picking schools. We talked a lot just about life too."

We asked Jones how he felt with the SU staff.

"They're all just really good people. I talk to the Syracuse staff more than I talk to any staff, even the Penn State coaches. We talk all the time and they're the most down to earth guys I've built a relationship with so far."

Jones talked a bit about what he's been doing with his time.

"I've been lifting with Kala Gause (uncle of Quentin Gause) and am in spring ball now," Jones mentioned. "I have a basketball tournament next week which I'm looking forward to because it helps me get away from everything and also, that keeps my athleticism going."

The five-star defensive lineman said that schools haven't been on him as hard lately, but the media attention has still been fierce, so he's been trying to lay a bit low. His remains committed to Penn State, but expect him to take official visits to five schools and that will include Syracuse.

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