June 26, 2006

Florida, Tennessee not giving up

Immediately after this past Signing Day Burlington, N.C., Cummings wide receiver Dwight Jones decided to go ahead and get his own decision out of the way by making an early commitment to stay instate to play his college football, publicly pledging to the North Carolina Tarheels. That hasn't stopped programs such as Florida and Tennessee from recruiting him.


This summer he has opted out of attending college camps.


"Nothing really has been happening," said Jones. "I've got a summer job working with some kids and I'm working out. It's (recruiting) slowed down."


What he means is that other than the two Southeastern Conference programs, every other school has backed off.


"Florida and Tennessee are the only two really. Florida wants me to come down there. Doc Holliday said that if he can get me to come down on a visit he's sure I'll stay down there. Tennessee's coach was upset that I wasn't coming to Tennessee.


"It doesn't feel like me being committed to North Carolina bothers them. They're still trying to persuade me to come to their college. It doesn't bother me. I believe if I was a coach, I would still be trying."

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