Velus Jones has finally set his official visit to Tennessee — for this weekend.
When asked what he liked about the Vols, Jones said, “The relationship I have with the head coach and the wide receivers coach.”
Jones was referring to coaches Butch Jones and Zach Azzanni, respectively. It’s clear Jones has become more of a priority for Tennessee’s coaches over the past month.
“I have a good chance starting next year,” the 3-star receiver from Saraland High School (Saraland, Ala.) said.
Jones would indeed be a good fit at Tennessee. The Vols have just two receivers committed for the 2016 class and are looking for at least one more.
Jones committed to Southern California in April but has been considering other schools since coach Steve Sarkisian was fired in October. Jones took an official visit to Oklahoma on Nov. 14 and has also expressed interest in Mississippi State and Alabama. However, the Crimson Tide are still evaluating Jones and have yet to offer him a scholarship.
Jones took an official visit to Michigan last weekend. The weather seemed to have an impact.
“It was good but cold,” Jones said.
When asked about the cold temperatures, Jones said, “No matter where you play you’re going to have to do your best.”
Jones is rated the No. 71 receiver in the country and the No. 13 prospect in Alabama.