Notre Dame flexed its recruiting muscle in South Carolina on Wednesday with offers for defensive backs Troy Pride of Greer and Thomas Jones of Laurens.
Pride has been committed to Virginia Tech, while Jones remains undecided. He also has offers from USC, Duke, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Louisville, East Carolina, Georgia Tech and others. He’s also getting interest from Clemson.
“It’s awesome,” Jones said of the Notre Dame offer. “Just knowing that I got an offer from a legendary school, it’s amazing.”
Jones attended Clemson’s spring game and he visited USC for a spring practice. He has also visited Wake Forest. He plans to visit Vanderbilt, North Carolina and Duke this summer. He’s also considering a visit to Notre Dame.
He had considered going to Clemson’s camp next week but he’s dealing with a pulled hamstring suffered in his spring game.
Jones said he’s also been in touch with USC and has told recruiters Jon Hoke and Shawn Elliott he would be in for the Gamecock Showcase Camp June 13, but he’s not sure he’ll make that either.
He said the Gamecocks and Tigers continue to show him a lot of interest and he thinks Clemson eventually will offer.
Jones has not formulated a favorites list but plans to do so later in the summer.