Emory Jones took a secret visit to Tuscaloosa this past week for Alabama’s camp. At the time, he denied being on campus to both Alabama and Ohio State reporters. On Friday, he came clean on his presence in Tuscaloosa.
Jones, a 4-star quarterback from Heard County High School (Franklin, Ga.), was in Columbus, Ohio, Friday night for Ohio State’s Friday Night Lights camp. That visit was Jones’ third trip to Columbus — a significant amount for a player from the South.
He’s visited Tuscaloosa at least twice, but he’s saying all the right things when it comes to his interest in Alabama.
“I’m just taking everything from them and just listening to it,” Jones told Land of 10’s Ryan Ginn. “Right now if I was considering it, I would probably go up there like two more times. But I’m just listening to them and just letting them talk.”
While Jones is saying that he’s “just listening” to Alabama, he’s still planning on visiting other schools, so Ohio State still needs to recruit him and make sure he’s solid.
“Just making sure this is the right place for me,” Jones said of why he’s planning to visit other schools. “I never had the chance to really go visit a lot of places before I committed. So I feel like I need chances to do that.
“I’m still a Buckeye. I’m still committed. There isn’t anything to worry about right now.”
The nation’s No. 3 dual-threat quarterback is planning to visit Florida soon. The Gators are the favorite to land 4-star quarterback Matt Corral, who was previously committed to Southern California.