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InsideMDSports: Terps in pursuit of Class of 2016 four-star guard Curtis Jones

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Maryland has made Class of 2016 guard Curtis Jones a priority for nearly two years, and that doesn't seem to have changed despite his move from Paul VI (Va.) to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) this fall.

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Terps assistant coach Dustin Clark made the trip out to Huntington this week to see Jones, his father, Curtis, told InsideMDSports.com.

"Coach Clark was out to see him. Maryland has always been good at staying in contact. They're good guys," the elder Jones said. "Maryland's doing a really good job."

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The Terps are far from alone in their pursuit of Jones, a versatile and athletic 6-foot-3 guard rated the No. 10 shooting guard and 59th-best prospect overall in the 247Sports Composite rankings. In addition to early offers from Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina State State and others, the four-star prospect  recently added offers from Indiana and Missouri.

Louisville and UCLA, which he visited during the summer, are also recruiting him. Who has been most constant in pursuing Jones recently?

"VCU, Maryland, Missouri and Wake Forest. But really, all of them have been recruiting him," Curtis Jones Sr. said.

With plenty of options available and more sure to come this year and next, Jones isn't focusing a lot of energy on colleges.

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"I just want him to focus on getting better. A lot of people get caught up in the recruiting thing and forget that the most important thing is getting better. Everything else will work itself out," his father said.

Jones has said in the past that he sees himself as a point guard in college, but his father views him as an interchangeable guard who doesn't need a label.

"You look at guys like Seth Curry. He can score and facilitate. Romelo [Trimble], he can score and facilitate. The Louisville guards, they can score and facilitate," he said. "Can he play both positions? Yes, he can."

Speaking of Trimble, the Joneses seem unconcerned with the prospects of competing with him, or anyone else, for playing time when he arrives at college in two years.

"No, it doesn't" have an effect, Jones Sr. said. "For us, it's about confidence and comfort level. We're comfortable with the coaching staff [at Maryland] and the other kids on the squad and competition."

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