Jones Excited About Auburn Offer

Classs of 2016 quarterback Jay Jones talks about getting an offer from the Auburn Tigers.

McCalla, Ala.--One of the top football players in Alabama for the 2016 recruiting class, athletic quarterback prospect Jay Jones from McAdory High has been a regular figure at Auburn camps since he first started playing football. Visiting the Tigers on Saturday along with teammate and 2017 prospect Malcom Askey, Jones finally got the news he’s been waiting for as Coach Gus Malzahn extended a scholarship offer.

“It was great,” Jones said. “It was something I had been expecting for a long time. I have been coming to Auburn’s summer camp since the seventh grade and I finally left with something I wanted.”

Being recruited as a quarterback by the Tigers, Jones said he really likes what he sees from Auburn’s offense after getting a chance to see them in action on the practice field. After sitting down with Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee and talking football, he said he feels like the offense would be a good fit for his skill set as well.

“Coach Lashlee could tell I have great leadership already,” Jones said. “He could tell by my demeanor the whole day that I’m a great player. I love the atmosphere there. It’s great. Coach (Gus) Malzahn wants to come see me throw in person and then I’ll make my decision. Auburn is great right now.

“They have great quarterbacks there,” he added. “He (Malzahn) was saying that mobile quarterbacks have succeeded in his offense and I have seen it. I like it pretty much.”

Jay Jones is a talented player for McAdory

Talking with the coaches was just one of the things on Jones’ agenda on the visit with the practice also high on his list of important things. Wanting to see the coaches in action and how the Tigers do things, Jones said it was all he thought it would be.

“It gets my mindset for what I have to get ready for in college,” Jones said. “I like the periods they do (five minutes). It knocks things out in a quick pace being under time limits, which you are in a game. It helps you out.”

Currently with several early offers, Jones said at the moment Auburn, Alabama and Florida are the schools that stand out to him. Originally planning to take his decision all the way to signing day, Jones said he’ll make his choice when the time and feel is right.

Jones said he plans to return to Auburn for the A-Day game in April 18.


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