By LARRY VAUGHT
As the recruiting offers continue to grow, Florida quarterback Mac Jones continues to insist he’s not only solid with his verbal commitment to Kentucky but also gladly accepts being the face of the 2017 recruiting class.
“I’ve always had a chip on my shoulder,” said Jones. “I am getting a lot more attention now. Early, I did not get evaluated as much as I wanted. That has changed by people hearing my name and wanting to see me.”
He admits recruiting can be “stressful and crazy” at times. He tries to keep a level head and focus on his goal.
“I also try to keep all the (UK) recruits together while I am also focusing on my high school senior season coming up,” he said.
Even though he created a social media buzz a time or two for UK fans when he thanked different schools for offering scholarships — including Alabama and Louisville — he is careful about what he posts on social media.
“I make sure I don’t post anything stupid. My mom and dad did a good job with me on social media,” Jones said. “You have to be careful. Everyone can see it. I try to portray myself as an individual. I try not to listen to what others might say about me and not get big headed.
“The big reason I committed to Kentucky, I had already seen a lot of schools. You could see how Kentucky was kind of coming up and I thought I could come in and make things happen and help build recruiting classes.”