The final grains of sand are making their way through the hour glass in Jeff Jones's recruitment. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound guard from Monsignor Bonner High School in Drexel Hill, Pa., is in the final hour and could be getting close to making his final decision on a college home.
The former Maryland commitment has made unofficial visits to Virginia, Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, Charlotte and Maryland. Jones says Virginia and Wake Forest are the top two as the other three remain high on his list.
After making a commitment once before in the recruiting process, Jones said he is taking a meticulous approach this time around.
"It could be my time now, any day," Jones said. "This time around, I'm asking more questions and doing my homework and doing more research. I want to make a smart, educated decision.
"I'm watching a lot of tape, comparing rosters, seeing how guys fit and who they have there already. I'm looking at everything."
Jones said he likes the schools on his short list – Virginia and Wake Forest.
"I can see myself at both of those schools. I like their system and the league they are in. I've always wanted to play in the ACC. All of the teams play the way I like.
"At Virginia, they are rebuilding and they have a really nice, new arena. I've built a really good bond. I've gotten to know all of the coaches there like no other.
"At Wake, they have a great guard system. I like the style of play coach (Skip) Prosser runs for his guards. He and coach (Jeff) Battle are nice guys. I can see myself playing for them."
Whether it is Virginia or Wake Forest, Jones is getting close. This time, he's leaving nothing unturned.