Jones announces for San Jose State

West Covina (Calif.) athlete Sidney Jones has yet to visit San Jose State but felt familiar enough with the school and coaching staff to commit to the Spartans Sunday morning.

Several schools did off site summer camps in the Southern California area this year, enabling them to see more players as well as letting those players get a feel for the coaching staff. San Jose State was one such program and Sidney Jones was a player they scouted and offered after the athlete lit up their summer camp.

On Sunday, Jones decided to end the recruiting process and committed to San Jose State.

"The thing with San Jose State is I love the coaches and also they want me to play receiver," Jones said. "I was mainly looking at San Jose State and San Diego State but SDSU liked me as a corner and I really wanted to play receiver in college.

"I haven't visited San Jose State yet but I did the camp they held out here and I clicked really well with the whole staff. Greg Lewis, the WR coach, was the one recruiting me and I also talked a lot with Donte Williams, who recruits my area. It's a great fit and I didn't see any reason to hold off making my decision."

Jones said he's hopeful of taking a visit to San Jose State in the summer, but if not, he'll wait for an official in the fall.

"We start football real soon here so I don't have a lot of time," Jones said. "It's not a big deal for me though. I'm comfortable with the program and the direction things are going to feel good about committing without actually having visited the place.

"I want to have my decision out of the way before school started. This way, I can focus on my senior year of football and my studies as well. I'm pretty excited right now and I think San Jose State is putting together a nice class and is a program on the rise."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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