Jones recaps LSU visit

Although he had already checked out the LSU campus once this spring, quarterback Jeremy Jones made the decision to travel back to Baton Rouge to see the revamped Tiger offense in action. While on his visit, Jones collected a lot of information from the coaching staff as to where he stands with an offer.

The recruiting process has picked up some serious steam in recent weeks for East Central High School quarterback Jeremy Jones. The 6-5 190 pound signal-caller picked up his first offer from Rutgers a few weeks ago. He also collected an overture from Rice just a couple of weeks later.

For the time being, the San Antonio, Tx., native is taking everything in stride. Over the last few days, Jones has taken in two college campuses. The first trip on tap was to check out his most recent offer, Rice. While not everything stood out about the visit, there were a couple of things that he learned about the university that he did not previously know.

"Obviously, I have the two offers from Rice and Rutgers," Jones told TSD. "I went to Rice yesterday and I didn't see a whole of standout things lot in terms of facilities. They do have great academics and that was a huge wow factor for me. That's about it. I don't have too many favorites."

The day after seeing Rice, Jones made the trek to Baton Rouge to check out LSU for one of their spring scrimmages. Jones explained that the visit was at the request of the LSU coaching staff, who wanted him to get a glimpse of the new offense.

"I planned on taking it about a week after the junior day visit," said Jones. "Coach [Les] Miles and coach [Cam] Cameron wanted me to get a chance to see the offense."

The visit to LSU served one purpose for Jones. The talented Texas quarterback wanted to be able to see what the revamped LSU offense looked like. Jones explained that the offense certainly stood out during the scrimmage.

"It was pretty nice to watch the scrimmage," said Jones. "They had a really balanced attack. The receivers had very nice days. It was pretty exciting to see it all. The offense had the defense mad at themselves all day. I didn't go on the tours that they had because I had seen everything before and I just wanted to see the offense work."

With the LSU offense having such a good day throughout the scrimmage, Jones saw what he was hoping for. According to Jones, the LSU offense will be different in 2013 than it was a season ago.

"Basically, you don't know what you are getting," said Jones. "They disguise the run and the pass very well. I like to look at the receivers a lot at the different schools. LSU is one of the only schools that just has a bunch of great athletes at the position."

While on the visit, Jones got a lot of face time with new LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Jones had been able to briefly speak with Cameron on his first visit to campus, but he had everything laid out for him this time around.

"It was pretty nice because I am starting to build a good relationship with him, just in case I get the chance to go there," said Jones. "I met with him after the game and he told me some good things. He told me that he would be coming down to see me in the spring and that he also wants me to camp there."

"I got the feeling this time around that they want me to camp before an offer will be extended. He reiterated that he wants to see me in person."

While the conversations didn't lead to much more than he already knew, one thing was discussed that stood out to Jones.

"He also talked about how if things did work out and I went there, that he would want me to enroll early to go through spring football."

With Cameron discussing the possibility of Jones enrolling early at LSU, there were some valid points brought up.

"He was just saying how the quarterback position is different than any other position," said Jones. "He wants his quarterbacks to come in early to try to learn the offense before the season starts. It's difficult to learn it if I arrive in July or August."

The idea of enrolling early is something that Jones has had on his mind for quite some time. Within the next couple of weeks, Jones hopes to sort out his plans for high school so that graduating early will be a possibility for him.

"It was something that I had planned on doing," said Jones. "My GP is a 3.7 right now. I'm actually about to get it planned out within the next week or two so that this will be a possibility for me."

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