Jamarco Jones has already shown what he can do on the camp circuit and he’s out to do it again.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound offensive lineman from De La Salle in Chicago earned an offer from Ohio State at the Buckeyes’ summer camp last week and added offers from Michigan and Michigan State after making visits this weekend. He also owns offers from Illinois, Vanderbilt and Toledo.
“I'm really just trying to stay humble,” Jones said. “I’ve got to keep working hard and get better and not settle. You can always get better. There's always someone working just as hard, getting better and faster and stronger than you. You have to try to improve yourself all the time.”
After camping at Michigan State on Saturday, Jones will head to Notre Dame for the Irish’s Future Stars Camp on June 22nd.
He hasn’t had too much contact with the Irish since he visited for Notre Dame’s spring game in April, but did receive the invitation to the Irish’s one-day camp.
“I had planned on just going to the lineman camp, but then they sent an invite to my school for elite camp,” he said.
Jones was excited to land the invitation.
“It was pretty good, one of the top universities inviting me to their elite camp,” said Jones. “It felt pretty good.”
Jones enjoyed his first visit to South Bend for the Blue-Gold Game.
“It was pretty nice,” he said. “It's a very beautiful campus, the football program is pretty good and they created a lot of intensity for the spring game. They showed how much they’re trying to work hard and improve their team. They’re out for business this year.”
Jones will again be joined by his De La Salle teammate, 2014 quarterback Shelby Spence, at Notre Dame. The duo also traveled to the Irish’s spring game together.
A standout student as well as a standout prospect, Jones also expects to camp at Wisconsin a few days after Notre Dame and is hoping to get the chance to get down to Vanderbilt at some point this summer as well.
Academics and comfort will be among the major components of Jones’ ultimate decision.
Once Jones’ junior season begins, he plans on focusing on football more than recruiting, but he understands the importance of the period between his junior and senior seasons in terms of recruiting.