Jones, a four-star wide receiver from Burlington (N.C.) Cummings High School, was a member of UNC’s 2007 recruiting class. However, he failed to qualify and spent the fall semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy. After leaving Hargrave in December, he continued to try to qualify by taking community college classes.
A source close to the situation informed Inside Carolina on Wednesday evening that UNC now does not expect Jones to qualify and enroll at UNC.
Jones is a Division II qualifier and thus will take that route, according to Jay Perdue, a Cummings’ assistant coach who assists in his players’ recruitments.
“He’s going D-II,” Perdue said. “....I think after he saw the NFL draft where he saw so many D2 and D1-AA guys get drafted in the first five rounds I think he came to the conclusion of ‘If I’m good enough, I can make the NFL from there.’”
Valdosta State and Fayetteville State are Jones’ two most likely destinations, according to Perdue. Fayetteville State recently FedEx’d Jones a full scholarship offer.