Moeller’s Jones visits Michigan State, has ‘great time’ in East Lansing

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Moeller linebacker Shane Jones

One of the top linebackers in the state of Ohio and one of Michigan State’s top 2013 recruiting targets, Cincinnati Moeller’s Shane Jones was in East Lansing Thursday visiting Michigan State and attending a Spartan spring practice session. What happened…


One of the top linebackers in the state of Ohio and one of Michigan State’s top 2013 recruiting targets, Cincinnati Moeller’s Shane Jones was in East Lansing Thursday visiting Michigan
State and attending a Spartan spring practice session.

“I’m on my way home right now,” Jones said moments ago. “It was a great time up there.”

Jones, his mother and running back teammate Keith Watkins arrived at Michigan State around 11:30 this morning.

“First we went on a little tour,” Jones said. “Then I went into
the team meetings. I sat in with coach (Mike) Tressel and the linebacker
meetings. After that we had lunch.”

Next up for Jones was the academic part of his visit.

“We came back from lunch and saw the academic center,” Jones said. “Then we finished up a (campus) tour and watched practice.”

Watching the Spartans in action was the highlight of the visit for Jones.

“That was the best part – seeing the players run around and practice,” Jones said. “That was great.”

Jones headed home without committing, but he is definitely considering becoming a Spartan.

“I don’t know yet,” Jones said. “I have to go home and really
think about things. But I really liked what I saw. I’d say Michigan
State is pretty high on my list.”

Jones does not currently have any other visits planned.

When asked if he might commit to the Spartans in the next few
days, Jones said, “I don’t know – I have to talk things over with my mom
and my family and see what I want to do.”

Today’s visit was Jones’ second trip to MSU in less than two
months. He visited Michigan State on Feb. 25 for the Spartans’ junior
day.

The 6-foot-1 and 215-pound Jones, an outside linebacker, made 90
tackles and intercepted two passes during his junior season. He forced
two fumbles.

Jones has 21 scholarship offers including Michigan State,
Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota, Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, West
Virginia, Pitt, Texas A&M and Boston College.

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