Jones at Penn State This Weekend

Cardale Jones

"I'm still narrowing things down," Cardale Jones said. "I probably won't have a top five until next month. Everyone is still in it." Jones doesn't have any official visits set yet, but says he may be tripping to Michigan on Dec. 10. "I like that they are pretty close and it's a great family atmosphere there. It's a very good offense and they are starting to get things going. They are..."

Cardale Jones, the 6-foot-5, 230-pound three-star quarterback from Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio, has helped lead his team to a perfect 9-0 record with around 1,500 yards passing.

Jones, ranked as the No. 23 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, still denies a leader but favors Michigan, LSU and Penn State, among others. All have offered.

"I'm still narrowing things down," Jones said. "I probably won't have a top five until next month. Everyone is still in it."

Jones doesn't have any official visits set yet, but says he may be tripping to Michigan on Dec. 10. "I like that they are pretty close and it's a great family atmosphere there," he said. "It's a very good offense and they are starting to get things going.

"They are definitely doing much better this season compared to last year and I think that's because of the coaches," he said. "You can tell they've done a great job with Denard Robinson…it says a lot about them."

Jones admits he thinks he'd be good fit for coach Rich Rodriguez' spread. "I like that offense a lot," he said. "It's a lot like what we run, so I think it fits me well."

This weekend, Oct. 30, Jones will be attending the Penn State/Michigan game at State College unofficially. "Penn State is just a good school overall," he said. "It's not just about football there."

So how much longer does Jones believe that coach Joe Paterno will be at Penn State. "I don't know," he said. "I think even if he retires he'll still be a big part of that program. I don't really think about that though."

One of the few SEC schools that have offered Jones is LSU and he says that the Tigers have impressed him a lot this season. "The way they turned it around this year is amazing," he said. "They did a complete 360 from last year."

He also likes his chances of playing early at LSU. "They need a quarterback," he said about the Tigers. "I'd have a shot to start early."

One school that has not offered Jones is in-state favorite Ohio State. "They're recruiting me a little," he admitted. "But there's no telling if they'll offer."

Jones says he probably won't make a decision any time soon. "I'll wait until near signing day," he said. "It's a huge step and a big decision and I don't want to regret it.

"I want to find a place where I'll have a good opportunity to play and where I'll feel at home," he said.

Jones reports a 3.2 GPA and just took the ACT for the first time on Oct. 23.

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