Jones feels good about commitment to Vols

With National Signing day less than three weeks away, several committed athletes will take official visits to Knoxville in the next couple of weeks. Miami's Delvin Jones will get his first opportunity to see Knoxville this upcoming weekend. Go "Inside" this story to see what Jones had to say about his current commitment to the Volunteers.

One Tennessee commitment can't wait to take his official visit to Rocky Top this upcoming weekend.

Florida athlete Delvin Jones has never been on the Knoxville campus, he is looking forward to checking out things first hand on January 14th.

"Ralph (Williams) and I are taking our official to Tennessee this upcoming weekend," Jones told InsideTennessee.com Sunday afternoon. "I'm excited about the visit, I haven't seen the campus, and I'm looking forward to it."

There have been several reports that Jones may take other visits, how committed is he to the Volunteers?

"I feel really good about my commitment to Tennessee," Jones said. "I like the coaches a lot, I like what Lane Kiffin is building at Tennessee."

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound athlete is thinking he will see action on both sides of the ball at Tennessee.

"Coach Kiffin is telling me he wants me to play some wide out or tight end, and some of the coaches want me at defensive end," Jones said. "What I like about Tennessee the most is the opportunity to play early as a true freshman. Coach Kiffin proved this season the best player will play no matter how old he is."

Jones has been keeping in contact with the UT coaching staff.

"We talk at least once a week," Jones said. "I will graduate in May; my grades are going good right now."

Jones is a four star prospect at defensive end by Scout.com and is ranked the No. 32 player in the country at his position.

His 4.5 speed and his explosiveness off the ball are strengths listed by Scout.com experts.

Jones finished his junior season with 70 tackles, 20 sacks, nine interceptions and two fumbles caused.

On offense he also had around 90-yards and one touchdown. Runs track and has recorded a 10.7 100m.

Jones says he'd like to major in broadcasting and reports a 2.8 core GPA.


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