With the pandemic still raging on, recruits across the country are still unable to make proper visits to schools. But that didn’t deter 2022 three-star offensive lineman Connor Jones from visiting Michigan and a couple other Big Ten schools this past weekend.
The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder from Monument, Colorado flew out and visited Indiana last Friday. He and his family then got to Ann Arbor on Saturday, followed by a day at Northwestern on Sunday.
“It was really good,” Jones told Maize n Brew about his trip to U-M. “We got to do a self-guided tour. We were able to see the campus and all the buildings that I needed to.
“I thought that it had a hometown feeling to it.”
Jones also had enjoyable trips to both Indiana and Northwestern.
“The Northwestern campus was really cool and it’s by the water. The architecture of Indiana was really nice,” he said.
If official visits are brought back next year, he said he would “absolutely” use one of them to come back to Ann Arbor for a more traditional visit experience.
After being able to visit three Big Ten campuses this past weekend, and visiting other schools in his area prior to the pandemic, Jones said he is going to begin thinking about when he may want to make a commitment.
“When I get home, my family are going to sit down and talk about it. So I do not have (a commitment timetable) right now,” Jones said.
After the visit, Brice Marich over at The Michigan Insider put in a crystal ball in Michigan’s favor. At the moment, things look very good for the Wolverines. As long as Ed Warinner continues to recruit Jones, Michigan will be in the thick of things for the long haul.
Jones is the No. 774 overall player on 247Sports’ composite. He holds other offers from Indiana, Northwestern, West Virginia, Virginia and others.