Two at the top for Jones

Jeremy Jones has seen his recruitment pick up in recent weeks. He recently picked up his first offer and has been receiving interest from several new schools. He also recently confirmed a visit that he will be taking next month to one of his leaders.

Jeremy Jones entered the recruiting process as somewhat of an unknown to most college football fans. After going through the process for a few months, the 6-5 190 pound Jones has seen interest pick up from schools around the country. Jones, who stars at East Central High School in the San Antonio area, recently picked up his first scholarship offer to go along with interest from some new schools. Aside from new interest, Jones has also decided on a specific date that he will take his second visit to one SEC school.

"Everything is going great right now," said Jones. I got my first offer from Rutgers today and I also confirmed that I'll be back at LSU on the 13th of April. Kansas State, UL-Lafayette, and Minnesota have been showing me a lot of interest lately."

Jones took a visit to LSU for their junior day that took place on February 16th. During the visit, Jones had an opportunity to speak with Les Miles regarding a possible offer from the Tigers. While Jones got some positive news from LSU, he did not receive an official offer from them on his visit.

In recent weeks, Jones has been in contact with a staff member for the LSU program. Jones has yet to speak with new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on the phone, but he thinks that will change soon.

"I've talked to Coach [Steve] Kragthorpe a few times since the visit that I made to campus and he pretty much told me the same things that Coach Miles told me during my visit," said Jones. "I haven't gotten Coach Cameron's card yet, so that's why I've been talking to coach Kragthorpe."

Even though he has not received an official offer from LSU at this point, Jones understands the process that the Tigers would like to take when evaluating quarterbacks for the class of 2014. Jones is aware of what he must do to improve his chances of landing an offer from the Bayou Bengals.

"They said they wanted me to throw for them and interact with Coach Cameron before they offered me officially," said Jones. "They are coming to see me this spring, but I think my best chance of an offer is at camp where I can really perform."

Aside from the visit that he has taken to LSU, Jones has also visited another SEC program as well as another program in Louisiana. A prior commitment that will take place next month will also prevent Jones from visiting a school that he had on his list.

"Texas A&M and UL-Lafayette are two visits that I've taken so far," said Jones. "I was supposed to visit Baylor, but I don't think I will anymore because I have the Elite 11 that day."

It is still very early in the process for Jones, but he already has two schools on his list that are ahead of the rest of the pack in his recruitment. He has different reasons for putting both schools on top.

"I'd say that LSU, of course, and Rutgers are schools that stand out to me," said Jones. "Rutgers is up there because they were my first offer. I've always wanted to play at LSU so that is why they are up there. Other than that, all of the other schools are about even."

It has been apparent since his visit to LSU that Jones would love to receive an offer from the Tigers. That hasn't changed at all, as Jones explained that an offer from LSU would be a dream come true.

"Most likely I would end the process if I got an LSU offer," said Jones. "It isn't something that I am certain of, but it would be hard to turn them down."

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