Jones coming to town

Cleveland Glenville's whirlwind Midwest bus tour will soon make a stop in Madison

"We are on the bus right now," Daven Jones said from his cell phone Wednesday afternoon. "We just left Notre Dame."

The "Ted Ginn Sr. ASAP of Northeast Ohio, Midwest Combine Tour" is in full swing, hitting campuses throughout the region. Among the college prospects on board is Jones, a 6-foot, 178-pound wide receiver at Cleveland Glenville who verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin in early March, becoming the Badgers' second commit for the class of 2006.

On Sunday, June 19, the bus tour, under the direction of Glenville coach Ted Ginn Sr., will make its stop in Madison, Wis., where the student-athletes will take part in day one of the Badgers' first summer football camp.

Jones has been to UW once before; he attended a junior day event earlier this year.

"(I) just look forward to meeting all the coaches, getting all the coaches to know me and have fun," Jones said.

The bus tour, made up primarily of Glenville athletes, but also incorporating those from some other schools in Northeast Ohio, kicked things off with a trip to Ball State June 10. It also made stops at Cincinnati and Bowling Green prior to Notre Dame.

Now that the bus has South Bend in the rearview mirror, the tour is on its way to Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Purdue and Wisconsin. The odyssey ends with Ohio State on June 21.

The tour also made time for an ACT test, administered last Saturday. Jones is waiting on those results. He was not sure what his grade-point average is currently.

Since verbally committing to Wisconsin, Jones has received two additional scholarship offers, from Eastern Michigan and Iowa. However, Jones said he remains a firm Badger verbal. UW was the only school to call him last month.

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