March 31, 2010

Visitor reflects on trip to Tech today

Virginia Tech had one prospect on hand this afternoon for the Hokies first spring practice. What did the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder think about his first meeting with Frank Beamer and his staff?

"I liked it, it was pretty good," Moneta (Va.) Staunton River athlete Cody Jones said. "I got to meet Frank Beamer for the first time. It was ok. He's an intimidating guy for as small as he is. I remember back at the camp last year, he was standing beside me during defensive back drills."

Jones enjoyed taking in the Hokies first practice of the spring.

"For a first practice they looked pretty good," he said. "Everybody seemed like they knew what they were doing already. One thing that impressed me was the athleticism of the group. It wasn't just a couple players, it was everybody, even the linemen."

What's Virginia Tech's status in recruiting Jones?

"I talked to Coach Stinespring," he said. "I'm not sure what they are thinking about in regards to my position. They didn't really get into that, but they are recruiting me. Coach Stinespring was excited to talk to me.

"We talked about Logan Thomas since I played against him in high school. He looks like he's gotten a little bigger since going to Tech. He still has the same form and throws those tight spirals like he used to."

Jones left with an invite to Tech's summer camp on June 5th, which he confirmed he plans to attend.

More visits are coming next week for Jones who heads out on spring break.

"I'm flying up to Indianapolis and then driving to Illinois for a couple days and touring their campus. Then after that I'm driving to Michigan State to see their school."

Although he hasn't taken tons of visits, Jones claims two schools are sticking out early in the race.

"I'd say my top two even though I haven't visited many others yet are Louisville and Virginia Tech," he said. "The convenience of Virginia Tech is great. I left school, drove up there, watched practice and got home with still enough time to do my homework.

"With Louisville, it's right in the middle of a big city. They have the Kentucky Derby right there and you can watch baseball games. Mike Groh is recruiting me there. He's the quarterback coach and seems pretty interested in me."

Jones plans to head back to Blacksburg for the Nike Camp on May 8th at Virginia Tech.

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