Cyrus Jones keeps them guessing

Alabama, Virginia Tech rise to top on Jones' list with announcement coming Thursday

Updated: January 1, 2012, 9:05 PM ET
By Dave Hooker | ESPN.com
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Give Cyrus Jones credit for more than just being an electric football prospect. He also knows how to keep a secret. So do his friends.

The four-star athlete prospect from Baltimore Gilman has known where he'll be play college football for nearly a month, but unless you're one of his closest friends or a family member, you're in the dark.

"They know not to tell anybody," said Jones, the nation's No. 33 prospect. "I trust them, so I decided to go ahead and tell them. I'm sure I can trust them. If not, then we're going to have some problems." Keeping the secret means the surprise will be unveiled on Thursday during the Under Armour All-America Game. Jones is one of the prospects set to announce his decision during the game telecast.