The offseason got off to a great start for Taiwan Jones. The Anchor Bay High junior received his first offer this weekend from Michigan State.
"I got the official letter," he explained, "They told me it was coming when I went to their last game against Northwestern."
The 6'3, 216-lb Jones has played wide receiver and linebacker, but has primarily been a tailback and free safety. He says the Spartans are recruiting him as a linebacker and safety.
His versatility and the physical tools he has at an an early age are part of what makes him an intriguing prospect.
"He's only 15," his father Clarence Jones reported. The Jones' have been making the rounds to various colleges and they in turn, have come to see him.
"Coach Rod Smith from Michigan came up to a game when we were at Grosse Pointe North," Mr. Jones said, "He said they were looking to go ahead and wrap this thing up. We went to Northwestern last weekend and they want film as well. They are looking at him as a wide receiver, linebacker and also wide receiver."
Jones was at Michigan this past weekend and says he is also hearing from LSU, Indiana, Wisconsin, Georgia, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.
None of those schools have offered yet, but he now has that faithful first one under his belt.
"I visited MSU earlier this year, but I didn't get to look around the campus because we got there a little late, but I like the coaches and I like the school. It is a good school. It feels really good."