For his father, former Texas A&M running back Troy Jones, it serves as a second run through a unique journey that only a handful of student-athletes are able to make.
After being selected as a Class 4A All-State linebacker as a junior at Washington-Marion in Lake Charles, Jones is now ready to step into his recruitment process - which began with a trip to Baton Rouge this past Saturday.
"I came over there for Junior Day, and it was a nice visit," Jones said. "The main thing I looked at was the academic center. That stood out to me. All the coaches that talked to me asked me about my academics and where I stood. That showed me they cared about both sides of being a student-athlete."
At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, Jones currently lines up at both linebacker and quarterback, but is likely to stay on the defensive side of the ball in college, with the possibility of then playing linebacker or defensive end.
"I got to meet with coach Chavis on Saturday, and he told me that he liked my film and wants to see me at LSU," Jones said. "He invited me back for camp and said he would see me work out then.
"I feel like now they will start to recruit me a little harder."
A legacy to the Aggies, Jones is already being recruited by Texas A&M, though he has yet to pick up his first scholarship offer.
"Texas A&M is after me but just hasn't offered, and Nebraska, Miami. Arkansas, Southern Miss and a few other teams have sent lots of mail," Jones said. "I'm in no rush to make a decision, so I'm just going to let my recruitment play out.
"I'm going to take visits and all that next year. LSU will definitely be one of the games I use an official on."