For the moment, things seem to be going "pretty good" for Denison running back D. J. Jones on the recruiting front. He has a strong enough offer selection to have a variety of choices once things are said and done.
But it appears that Jones is not in any hurry right now.
"Recruiting is going pretty good for me right now. I am involved in basketball and track so I haven't been able to make as many visits as I want," Jones said. "I think right now I have about 12 offers."
On the gridiron Jones is considered one of the top ‘backs in the state. After a strong junior season where he found the end one 35 times and ran for 2,646, it's no wonder some of the nations top programs are in hot pursuit of his services for 2010.
The 5-foot-11, 215-pound Jones stated that he has more than a dozen offers and Oklahoma, Florida, SMU, Texas Tech, Arkansas, and Kansas are a few he mentioned. Of all of the schools listed, Jones spoke on the ones that are showing the most interest.
One of the schools that seems to be in a good position with Jones is Oklahoma. Not only has the Sooners caught his attention, he also has a connection to the program through someone who coaches him.
"I talk with the coaches from Oklahoma quite a bit," Jones said. "Lots a contact through email, but we also talk by phone. I have a good connection with Oklahoma too because one of my coaches at Denison played baseball at Oklahoma. Plus, his wife played softball at Oklahoma and was on one of the championship teams."
And though Jones did not readily name a favorite, his connection to the Sooners is strong.
"Coach (Josh) Heupel and (Cale) Gundy are the coaches who are recruiting me," Jones said. "Oklahoma is a big contender for me. I know if I go there I will win championships somewhere down the line. Plus, it is close to home."
Jones said that he does not have any visits lined up right now and plans to get out more once his basketball and track obligations are fulfilled. He did mentioned that the Florida will be his likely first stop when he has time.
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