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5-star lineman looking forward to spring game

Hogansville (Ga.) Callaway five-star 2019 offensive guard Keiondre Jones had planned to visit Clemson a couple of times since he was last on campus for the N.C. State game in October, but was unable to make it back because of scheduling conflicts.

So, he’s really excited for his next visit, which will occur on April 8 for the annual Orange and White spring football game.

“I’m really looking forward to that,” Jones told The Clemson Insider at The Opening Atlanta Regional at Buford High School on Sunday. “I was supposed to go to Clemson, I think it’s been two other times since I’ve been up there last for N.C. State and something happened where I couldn’t go, but I can’t wait to get back up there. I love it up there.”

Why does Jones love it at Clemson?

“It’s a family feel,” he said. “I feel like it’s somewhere mom wouldn’t mind me going to school because she knows I’d be safe up there. All the coaches really surround you with people who are good people, too, so I like it.”

Clemson offered Jones (6-3, 313) in September. He has nearly 20 offers in total already, featuring ones from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, LSU, Ohio State and Tennessee.

Clemson has been one of Jones’ favorite schools since he first visited last summer. He named some others that are high on his mind right now.

“Georgia, Ohio State, Tennessee, Florida,” he said.

Clemson’s coaching staff is a big reason why he holds the Tigers in high regard.

“They’re just real,” Jones said. “A lot of colleges say they recruit players based on the people they are but they really don’t, but I feel like Clemson really does that. So, that’s a big deal.

“They feel like they really care about their players, so I like that part.”

Jones said he could make a decision during his junior season.

“Hopefully football season next year,” he said, “but that’s if everything goes as planned.”

“Basically it’s going to come down to the people who I’m around,” he added, “the type of players they recruit, if they’re winning and stuff like that.”

Jones is scheduled to visit Georgia in late April and might get to Ohio State and Auburn in the near future as well.

He is rated by 247Sports as the No. 5 prospect in Georgia, the nation’s No. 1 offensive guard and the No. 21 overall prospect in the 2019 class.

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