But it wasn't until last week - with the new staff at U of L - that Jones started to get serious interest from the Cardinals.
The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Jones said U of L coaches have been in contact, offered him a scholarship and wants him to visit.
A commitment to South Alabama since June, Jones said he "was very excited" about a "really good offer" from U of L. He plans on making a visit this weekend or next weekend.
"Yes, I will visit," Jones said. "I will visit for sure. They were in contact a little since my junior year. It was good to hear from them."
Jones had two interceptions as a senior and six for his career at Merritt Island Senior. He helped his team to an 11-1 record before losing in the quarterfinals of the Class 5-A state playoffs in the Sunshine State.
Jones runs a 4.45 40-yard dash, has a 37-inhc vertical and squats 315 pounds.
He's being recruited by Todd Grantham, the new defensive coordinator at U of L.
Here are some highlights from PrepForce.com.