Southfield A&T 2019 DB Nic Jones has earned everything he has been offered and he’s happy with how his process played out and his journey to finding the perfect fit at Ball State.
“The main reason I committed to Ball State was because they were the first Division 1 school to reach out to me and we never lost touch, I met with coaches and loved their DB scheme. The major I’m planning on pursuing is sportscasting and journalism and they have one of the best in the country for that.”
Jones saw a spike in his recruitment and says it took a lot of hard work and trusting the process but glad it worked out.
“I just learned to perfect my craft. My first year playing varsity was also my first year playing corner, so there was a little feeling out process but I held my own and made some solid film, then had a good showing at camps when colleges were present.”
Now Jones with a full summer ahead of him is done going to college camps and says he loves where he’s at with Ball State.
“Ball State is 100% the perfect fit. I’m done going to college camps trying to get ‘Power 5’ offers. I’m happy with where I’m going, as for other camps I may still go to an Adidas camp or something, but no colleges.”
Jones has a full year to get ready for college but already has a list of goals he wants to achieve in the next year.
“My main focus is putting on 10-15 pounds and being a solid 180 pounds. I’m 6-foot now, and have 32″ arms, I want to be versatile. Whether it’s Nickel, Dime, OLB, or wherever at Defensive Back. I want to be ready to play.”
As for relationship with future teammates, Jones is joining two 2018 Ball State commitments from the same conference with Jack Sape and John Paddock coming from Bloomfield Hills.
Jones is rated a Three-Star by 247Sports and is right around the Top 50 in player rankings for Michigan.