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.