January 24, 2007

Markish Jones breaks it down

Spartanburg (S.C.) Broome wide receiver Markish Jones played host to coaches from Clemson and Alabama this week as the new Rivals250 member heads down the homestretch of his recruitment. In an exclusive interview with Rivals.com on Tuesday evening, Jones talked about his in-home visit with new Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban, the status of his verbal commitment to the Tigers and his interest in two other southeastern powers.

When asked about his status with Clemson, Jones did not hesitate.

"I am still committed to Clemson," he said. "It's just good for me to go see the other schools to make sure that I am making the right decision."

Tigers assistant coaches David Blackwell and Dabo Swinney made an in-home visit with the nation's No. 28 wide receiver prospect.

Jones made an official visit to Clemson on the weekend of Jan. 12.

"I had a great time," he said. "I learned a lot about Clemson. I've had a great time at all of the schools I have visited."

On Tuesday, the 6-foot, 183-pounder played host to Saban and Alabama assistant coach Kevin Steele.

"It was great talking to (Saban)," Jones said. "He's a great person outside of coaching. He told me not to expect a rebuilding year for Alabama this year because they have enough talent coming back to be successful."

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