SEC schools fighting to keep 3-star receiver in the region
The SEC is receiving some stout competition for Velus Jones Jr.
The 3-star receiver from Saraland High School (Saraland, Ala.) told SEC Country he will take an official visit to Michigan this weekend. He said he received a scholarship offer from the Wolverines about three weeks ago.
“I feel blessed,” the 5-foot-11, 180-pound prospect said. “I think it’s a great opportunity. We’ll see where I stand with Michigan.”
Jones could still stay in the Southeast for college. He said he’s planning official visits to Tennessee in December and Mississippi State in January. Jones is thought to be a key target for Tennessee. Jones has shown strong interest in Alabama, but has yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.
Jones took an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend.
“It was a great trip,” Jones said. “I had an awesome time.”
“Just the love from the people and the coaches,” Jones said when asked what stood out about the visit to Oklahoma, adding that he had family near the Sooners’ campus.
Jones committed to Southern California in April but has been evaluating other schools since former coach Steve Sarkisian was fired in October. Jones is rated the No. 71 receiver in the country and the No. 13 prospect in Alabama.