Phil Kornblut

May 12, 2014

D.J. Jones gets a good look at USC

JUCO DL DJ Jones spent Monday at USC.

DL DJ Jones of East Mississippi JC and some of his family spent most of Monday at USC getting a close up look at the school and the football program. Jones said they arrived around 9:00 AM and left around 4:00 PM.

“I really enjoyed it,” Jones said. “Saw a lot of new things. They showed me some new renovations and they are putting up some new buildings. I got to know coach Deke Adams a lot more. We sat down and talked some ball. We went to the academic building and talked to them a pretty good bit. They picked my brain and I picked theirs.”

Jones said he and Adams looked at defensive game film and the defensive depth charts.

“I just like the way they play ball,” Jones said. “He was telling me how I would fit in.”

Jones is not ready to name favorites but said the visit helped USC’s standing with him.

“It puts them up there. It opened my eyes. I never thought the South Carolina defensive tackles were produced but I got to critique Kelcy Quarles' film a lot and he was coached, he was coached well. He’s coaching them. He’s coaching them the right way.”

Jones visited Tennessee last Saturday and this Saturday he plans to visit Clemson. He returns to his school May 27th to begin the summer term.

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