Thursday was an eventful and memorable day for Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan four-star cornerback Sheridan Jones.
Jones, who was the nation’s top-ranked corner in the Class of 2020, made headlines yesterday evening after announcing his decision to reclassify to the 2019 class.
Shortly after breaking the news on Twitter, Jones received an invitation to play in the prestigious Under Armour All-American Game in 2019.
Last but certainly not least, Jones collected a big scholarship offer from Clemson — his childhood favorite school.
“Clemson was actually my favorite college growing up,” Jones told The Clemson Insider. “I know that they have produced some great athletes. And also that they are all about their kids. They also have a great business program.”
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables informed Jones of the offer via a phone conversation.
“He told me all about Clemson and that him and coach (Dabo) Swinney love me,” Jones said. “They told me I was a complete corner and love all my attributes.”
After picking up the offer, Jones set a visit to Clemson. He is planning to attend the Tigers’ annual elite junior day next weekend.
“I will be visiting on the 20th,” he said.
It will mark his first visit to Clemson.
“I’m hoping to see the campus and meet all of the coaches and see what they are really about,” Jones said. “Everything about Clemson honestly.”
Jones (6-1, 165) owns a distinguished offer list that features the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Ohio State and Penn State.
Jones feels it is too early to name favorites in his recruitment. He wants to see how things play out now that he has reclassified and schools can communicate with him more.
What is he looking for as he goes through the process?
“A place where I can get a good degree and become a better man and athlete,” Jones said. “Hopefully take it the next step into the NFL.”
Jones said he will likely visit Tennessee in three weeks, as well.
Before reclassifying, Jones was ranked by 247Sports as the No. 1 cornerback and No. 34 overall prospect in the 2020 class. He was recently named to the 2017 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American Team.