"He came down Thursday to see Malachi Dupre and John Curtis against Karr," Jones said. "Then he took a look at me Friday.
"It's always exciting when a college coach attends your game. It meant a lot, especially considering that he's from a school that's 2,000 miles away."
Jones likes what the highly-ranked Bruins are doing on the field.
"They're having a lot of success," he said. "Their staff has a lot of NFL ties. They're running a good program. My dad is from Patterson but got his undergrad degree from Cal State San Bernardino, which is where UCLA trains.
"He has a lot of friends and fraternity brothers in California. We're absolutely 100% visiting UCLA next summer. Again, I'm honored that they consider me an elite receiver. I know they're looking for a specific receiver and am honored that it's me."
Jones is third in the state in receiving with 29 catches for 605 yards and seven touchdowns.
Patterson is 2-2 on the year. The Class 3A Lumberjacks dropped their first two games to 5A foes before bouncing back to win two straight, including a rout of 4A Vandebilt Catholic last week.
Jones and his teammates face Westlake and four-star LSU TE commit Jacory Washington tomorrow.