The reason for cutting down the list and setting a decision date for June 5th?
Because I am wrapping up my junior year and I want to be fully dedicated to my senior season and don't want to worry about recruiting my senior season," Jones said.
The 6-4, 305-pound prospect cut down his list with intention and a lot of careful thought.
"Basically I narrowed down my list to the schools that I thought would benefit me the most," Jones said. "They are schools that I could see myself at and schools that I have the best relationship with their coaches."
As for the Badgers, they are in Jones top six, even though the four-star hasn't taken a visit to Madison yet.
"Wisconsin they have great fans and great town," Jones said. "And it’s not that far from home, so I am very comfortable with them."
He added, "Talking with the new coaching staff and just being able to fit in there, I haven’t said leaving home would be a big factor but it’s definitely beneficial to be closer. I wouldn’t not go to a school because it is far way but it is a plus."
And as for the process from now until June 5th, Jones is going to try and fit in a few more visits before the final decision.
"I don’t know yet. it was tough narrowing it down to five, there were a lot of coaches telling me they hoped to see me in the top five," Jones said. "It’s a business kind of, if I could go to every school I would and it comes down to just where I feel the most comfortable. Who can support me the most academically."