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Old 06-09-2014, 01:11 PM   #121
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"It's just how they've been with me. With them not leaving me in high school and still recruiting me the same way," Jones explained. "I have a good relationship with the head coach and the position coach, too.

"(Tennessee sticking with him) meant a lot. For the only team to be with you when everything went down, that was huge."

Vol coaches Steve Stripling and Butch Jones have now been recruiting Jones since they first arrived in December 2012. Jones credits that long-standing relationship as another reason he is high on the Vols.

"It's going to continue to grow," Jones said. "Myself and coach Jones have developed a great relationship, coach Strip. I've become a lot closer to them since high school when I was already close to them."

"Tennessee is a great place. I really can see myself at a lot of places, but I would be with great coaches every day. And Knoxville is a great place," Jones said
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"It's the relationship factor with coach Davis and coach Saban. Last week I got a chance to get down there and talk some ball with," Jones said. "I got to sit down with the coaches and talk academics and about where I would fit in. Pretty much, talking to the whole coaching staff was good."

Also aiding the Tide is the fact that former EMCC teammates Jarran Reed and DJ Pettway are now at Alabama.

"They are looking out for me. They want me to go somewhere that I will be comfortable but of course in the back of their mind they want me to go and play at Alabama," Jones said.
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DL DJ Jones of East Mississippi JC and Wren High School Sunday night updated his top ten with a top ten listed in order of preference. Jones has Tennessee as his current leader.
“It’s because of the long term relationship I’ve developed with their coaching staff,” Jones said. “They’ve been with me since high school. They’ve stuck with me. But they’re not pulling away. I’m just making that list.”
Alabama is second on that list followed by Clemson, USC, Auburn, Southern Cal, Florida State, Ole Miss, Florida and Georgia. Jones said all ten schools remain in the running.
He talked with his USC recruiter Deke Adams earlier on Sunday and he talked with Clemson recruiter Dan Brooks a couple of days ago. He visited both while home last month and probably will revisit when he returns home for July 4th.
Jones said he will take all of his official visits and right now four of those will be to Tennessee, Florida State, Auburn and Southern Cal. He plans to take most of those visits in the summer and wants to make his final decision in early December.
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PK has an update, but when I click on the link to his article, it just takes me back to their homepage.

http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.d...tegory=PSPORTS
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PK has an update, but when I click on the link to his article, it just takes me back to their homepage.

http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.d...tegory=PSPORTS
Didn't work for me either. He is visiting FSU in a couple of weeks though, but that's the extent of the update I can offer.
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DL DJ Jones of East Mississippi JC plans to announce his college decision December 13th. He has had a top ten, in a particular order, since last month. But Jones said Sunday he's about to reshuffle the deck.

"I might rework my top ten soon," Jones said. "I'm letting them (the schools) decide that by recruiting me and showing me how bad they need me."

The current top ten for Jones, in order, is Tennessee, Alabama, Clemson, USC, Auburn, Southern Cal, Florida State, Ole Miss, Florida and Georgia. The Vols do remain the leader for now. Jones plans to have a final five by the start of his season.

Clemson and USC continue to do their work with the former Wren standout. He talked with Clemson recruiter Marion Hobby last week. "He was telling me some new stuff," Jones said. "He said there's a big gap waiting for me with guys leaving. They've got a spot waiting."

USC recruiter Deke Adams caught up with Jones Saturday. "He said after the dead period he want me to make it back there when more people are there," said Jones who was back in South Carolina last week and drove back to Scooba, MS Sunday night with teammates Dante Sawyer, a current USC commitment, and Chad Kelly, the former Clemson quarterback.

Jones will take an official visit to Florida State July 18th. A few days before that, he plans to return home and he expects to make unofficial visits to Clemson and USC then. He also plans to take an official visit to Tennessee.

East Mississippi, which won the JUCO national title last season, is ranked #1 in the pre-season by JCGridiron.com.

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Awesome company for a car ride. Dante probably gave SC a positive perspective, and Chode damn sure didn't have many nice things to say about the team the kicked him off.
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We're fourth?
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That's disappointing. don't love the attitude either
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We're fourth?
We were 5th on Arden Key's Top 5 a couple months ago...I wouldn't read too much into it with over 5 months and 5 OV's left.
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And a football season in that 5 months.
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We're fourth?
We're 4th on a list that - according to the latest quoted above blurb - Jones is about to shuffle up. So it's apparently going to change. But saying that, I don't think Jones will end up at USC. I'm hoping we get Lewis...


Also, did anyone notice PK label Sawyer as a "current USC commitment"? Sawyer was committed as part of the 2014 cycle, but hasn't officially put his name back on the list for our '15 class. I know it's all but a certainty, but did PK have another typo here, or is Sawyer basically a silent commit to us?
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We're 4th on a list that - according to the latest quoted above blurb - Jones is about to shuffle up. So it's apparently going to change. But saying that, I don't think Jones will end up at USC. I'm hoping we get Lewis...


Also, did anyone notice PK label Sawyer as a "current USC commitment"? Sawyer was committed as part of the 2014 cycle, but hasn't officially put his name back on the list for our '15 class. I know it's all but a certainty, but did PK have another typo here, or is Sawyer basically a silent commit to us?
Sawyer has been committed for months, it's just that the pay sites don't want to add him to this cycle's commitment list until they are sure he is going to academically qualify. 247 said that if Sawyer's grades check out at the end of the summer, and he was on track to be here by Summer I next year, then they would add him in August to this cycle's commitment list.

(Personally, I thought they were going to wait until December and see his grades up to that point, but they do what they want.) Jhaustin was on track to graduate and enroll this Summer during last fall, but then he fell WAY off track in the Spring grades, so it didn't happen.
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This kid wants too much attention. I'll pass on him.
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This kid wants too much attention. I'll pass on him.
agree......DE is a more important position of need for us......
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Regardless, the guy is a beast on the field and I hope out coaches continue pushing for him.
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PK has an update, but when I click on the link to his article, it just takes me back to their homepage.

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The go upstate site allows only a handful of free visits per month. Try his sportstalksc site at http://sportstalksc.com/index.php/category/recruiting/.
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we have 7 solid DT on our team.......none in the 2015 class.

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DT will be a huge need post-2015. Dixon Jr and Dukes are gone due to eligiblity, Surratt is gone after this season, and who knows what will happen with Lamin and Griffin. If their productive they could be gone as well.

Personally I was hoping we could sign a DT from high school this cycle, but that doesn't look like it's going to happen.
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