Aquinas football star Jarron Jones has taken his verbal commitment to attend Penn State back, but says the Nittany Lions are still in the running when it comes to making his college choice, but with stiff competition. Jones said on Tuesday that Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Virginia Tech are all in the running when it comes to making his decision.
"It was really a better way for me to explore my options," Jones said at a football workout in Rochester. "All four schools have an equal chance at me and we'll see where we go from there."
Jones informed Penn State of his decision earlier this week.
"I talked to the coaches, they were upset about it but they won't stop recruiting me. We talked and everybody's on the same page though."
Recent visits to Penn State and Notre Dame moved Jones to consider taking his commitment back.
"Notre Dame is a smaller school and that's the kind of place I need to be. Aquinas is a smaller school and I've been doing a lot better there. It's just a better way to explore my options."
Visits to Penn State and Virginia Tech are in Jones' future plans, most likely in early August to Penn State and then to Virginia Tech in the fall to take in a game. He said he expects to have a decision by the time he begins his senior season at Aquinas this fall.