The journey from high school passer to potential college pass-catcher has been steady for Fort Myers (Fla.) South Fort Myers class of 2018 standout Jeshaun Jones, but the thought of becoming a recruit with verbal scholarship offers from coast to coast has been hard to come by.
"It feels great, I'm gonna be honest, I never thought I would be here, but it's great," he said before the adidas 7v7 East Regional over the weekend. "It's going well but getting a little nerve-wracking just knowing that this time next year I'll be signed somewhere."
New offers are in from the ACC and Pac-12, but a program having pulled the trigger during the 2016 season has been most steady with the junior.
"Who's recruiting me the hardest right now is North Carolina, really. They're recruiting me pretty hard," Jones said. "It means a lot to me, they breed receivers, it makes me feel pretty good and makes me think I have the chance to be something special. I plan to get up there March 8, I believe."
An initial visit to Chapel Hill is soon to go down and trips further sway from the Sunshine State remain in play with many others on his growing offer list, including each of the newest offers on the list.
"I just got Washington State and Syracuse," he said. "I was looking at some stats and they've led the Pac-12 in passing yards for a while and their coach seems to really like to throw the ball. For a receiver, it's my dream.
"I haven't really looked into Syracuse yet, because they just offered me. I talked them, they said they really wanted me because of my academics and because I'm a ball player. They said they throw it a lot, too."
Jones could see more ACC programs next month while on the road through the triangle.
Still in the early stages of the recruiting process and excited to learn of additional extensions, Jones has some current factors in mind when he is to eventually select a school.
"I really want to go somewhere that feels like home," he said. "Where I get a long with my position coach and can learn the playbook, stuff like that."