#STRecruiting: Jones could hear some news from #Gamecocks Friday

JJ Jones

Myrtle Beach WR JJ Jones is a heavily offered prospect without offers from USC and Clemson. That could change as soon as Friday. Jones has been talking with Gamecock receivers coach Bryan McClendon and Clemson receivers coach Tyler Grisham, and both are very interested. Based on his most recent conversation with McClendon, Jones believes his name will be on the agenda Friday when the Gamecock offensive staff gets together.

“They said they are having another offensive Zoom meeting tomorrow (Friday),” Jones said. “I talked to Coach BMac (Bryan McClendon) about it and he said I’m one of his favorite targets right now. He’s going to keep giving them a good name. They are going to do an offensive staff meeting tomorrow and he said he’s going to talk to me and go from there.”

And Jones has a positive feeling about an offer coming his way out of that meeting.

“More than likely, yes. That’s just my opinion,” Jones said. “That’s the home state school for me. Having an opportunity to play with (former Myrtle Beach QB) Luke (Doty) again, that would be great. I didn’t get to finish out my season with him because we both were injured at the time. We didn’t even know we we’re going to have out last game together. If I have the opportunity to play with him again, I would appreciate it.”

Clemson apparently is not as close on making a decision on Jones, and he understands that considering the Tigers ability to attract five star talent across the country.

“Me and Coach (Tyler) Grisham and a bunch of other coaches, we stay in contact every day,” Jones said. “They like my film, they like me as a person. It’s a numbers game based on the receivers they’re taking. Coach Grisham told me to stay patient, pray on it and trust the process.”

Just like with USC, Jones would love to add a Clemson offer to his list.

“Clemson has always been a dream school for me,” Jones said. “They are the best and they’ve always been the best. It’s a powerhouse in college football and they represent themselves so well on and off the field. It would be great to get an offer from them.”

Jones has offers from North Carolina, Louisville, Penn State, Vanderbilt, West Virginia, Wake Forest, Indiana, Duke, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, NC State, Tennessee, Appalachian State, East Carolina, Mississippi State, Michigan, Kansas State and others. He’s not ready to cut down his list because he hasn’t had the chance to get out and see enough schools.

“Right now I’m waiting out the whole coronavirus thing so I can make sure I can go on visits,” Jones said. “Once the recruiting period opens back up, I’m going to be taking a bunch of visits out to different schools. As of right now, all offers, all of my options are still open. Before the season starts, I plan on at least cutting it down.”

Jones had planned to visit Clemson March 7th but played in the state championship basketball game that weekend. He said he plans to get to Clemson, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia once he can go back on the road. He was able to visit USC, North Carolina and Tennessee in January and February. Jones said his strongest interest has been coming from Louisville, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and USF.

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