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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Isaiah Jones tracking FSU's passing game

By Corey Dowlar

As Florida State has surged out to a 9-1 record this season, their commitments such as Isaiah Jones (Milton, Fla./Milton) have taken notice of how they've gotten there.

As a 6-foot-4 wide receiver, Jones obviously has spent his time examining the passing game. Although sometimes he thinks the system could be a little too elaborate, the distribution of wealth has Jones excited.

"Sometimes I feel like they do a lot more than they should, but I do watch them all the time," he said.

"That is one of the main reasons that I want to go there. They get their receivers the ball. Each guy seems like he gets the ball five times a game. Everybody gets their touches."

Even as varied as the amount of receptions are, so too are the size of the targets. The Seminoles have typical slot guys, some all-around receivers and some bigger, more physical options.

The big receivers like Rodney Smith and Kelvin Benjamin's impact have Jones feeling like he can contribute.

"I see myself fitting right in," he said. "They like to catch the ball and be physical which is what I like to do."

Jones speaks to his primary recruiter, offensive line coach Rick Trickett, pretty often. Same goes for his future position coach Lawrence Dawsey.

As it turns out, Dawsey was just by to see Jones play in person.

"I talk to Coach Dawsey and Coach Trickett about every other week," he said. "Coach Dawsey just came to our last home game.

"It makes me feel like I have to show them why they got me, why they offered me a scholarship."

His official visit isn't likely to occur until January, but Jones will be in Tallahassee this month. When in-state rival Florida comes to town just after Thanksgiving, he will be there pulling hard for his future team.

"It should be a pretty tough game," Jones said. "I know they will all be playing hard, but I know we will come out with a win."

Before then, Jones has his own playoffs on his mind. This Friday, Niceville will line up across from Milton in a winner-take-all matchup.

"I want it bad," he said. "I just want to keep on winning and we haven't really put it together like I thought we would. So we just want to keep going."

Jones is ranked the No. 158 prospect in the country according to ESPN.