Next up at the always talent rich Wheeler High School program in Marietta, Ga., is junior wing Dequan Jones. The 6-foot-6 class of 2008 prospect is holding a number of scholarship offers heading into the spring season and he has his eyes on a trio of schools.
Jones, the No. 132 ranked player in the class of 2008, is one of the top athletes in the Southeast and he's quietly earned a number of scholarships this season.
Jones is holding offers from Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati, Georgetown, NC State, Missouri, Arkansas and Oregon, he said. Gearing up for the spring with the Worldwide Renegades, Jones said he is hoping to expand the list even more.
"I want to see what other schools are out there and that will offer me," Jones said.
Michigan State, Georgia Tech, Florida and Clemson are also involved. However, there are a couple of schools that stand out more than others.
"Right now I'm still up for grabs," Jones said. "Cincinnati, Arkansas and Georgia are pretty high, probably my top three. I'm just waiting to see what else might happen. They are in a good environment. The process that all three of them are in is good for me. They are building a team. By the time I come in, most of them will have four or five seniors. By the time I get there, I'd be able to get some minutes and be able to contribute.
"Playing early is the key and the kind of impact I'm going to be able to have. What kind of piece of the puzzle am I going to be? You want to go somewhere that you are appreciated."
Jones has been Georgia and scheduled to visit Cincinnati in a couple of weeks. He said he is still in the process of setting a visit up with Arkansas but will be on the SEC campus for the Real Deal on the Hill in early April with his Worldwide Renegades team.
Jones said he is no rush to decide and would like to wait until the late signing period after his senior year.