"I start at Chaminade Madonna (today)," Jones said. "I'm excited."
Jones, 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds, has an offer from Fort Valley State but mainly due to his inexperience a lot of college coaches want to watch him play some more this coming season. He talked about one major school he's been in contact with.
"I went to FSU last month they said they really like me they were saying they wanted to keep in contact with me," Jones said. "I didn't actually attend camp. I went with my sister to FAMU's orientation so I went over. I met Coach Hagens and Coach Coley. They just talked to me about the campus and ask me what I was looking for in a school."
Jones spent a few hours on the FSU campus.
"Director of player personnel Bob Lacivita showed me around campus and pulled my highlights. They measured me and weighed me and said I could be a sleeper they are interested in. I can be a great story for them by me only playing 1yr of organized ball."
Jones has a lot of interest in the Noles and hope something works out.
The Noles aren't the only school that's been in contact.
"I talk to Utah State assistant coach Ken Shavers a lot -- almost every night. He sends me handwritten letters and he said I'm close on an offer and they want to see my first couple games this year. I also talk to Southern Miss assistant coach Jeep Hunter a lot. He tells me I'm on the radar and to keep grinding and keep learning."
As a Prospect: Jones played a lot on the interior of the defensive line last season but lacks ideal size to play there at the next level. He was active and has shown that he's a very good football player. He will play defensive end at the college level and college coaches will also like how he plays both ways (tight end, too). He is emerging as one of the top defensive line prospects in the Miami area for the 2013 class.