Elite 2015 TE enjoys UCLA visit

At UCLA's Elite camp last Friday, there wasn't a better looking player than Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman 2015 tight end Alize Jones.

Alize Jones is one of those players who immediately catches your attention just by looking at him. He's all of 6-4, 215 pounds with an athletic body that is not even close to filling out. Then you watch him run, change direction and catch the ball in contact and there is no doubt he could easily be the top tight end in the nation in two years.

Jones was very impressive at the SoCal NIKE Camp and was offered his first scholarship (is currently at 10) by UCLA a week after the camp. The weekend visit for the Bruins camp was his first time visiting the campus.

"I loved it out here," Jones said last Friday following the camp. "It was a great experience to compete against so many great athletes. I wanted to meet the coaching staff and show them what I can do. I got play some tight end and receiver and I heard the LB coach was trying to steal me for some reps too but I just stuck with offense.

"The campus is here is beautiful and you can't beat this weather. It has been in the 90s back home so this feels great and I just like the overall atmosphere here. I didn't have time to tour the whole campus and see everything but what I did get to see, I really liked a lot."

Jones said he actually grew up a UCLA fan and that added to his excitement when the Bruins were his first offer.

"I come from a Bruin family," Jones said. "My uncle was a big UCLA fan, a lot of people were in my family so that's who I grew up rooting for as well. That won't play a factor in my decision though, I have to pick the school that is best for me. Right now, I'm honestly open to everyone and don't have a leader.

"My next visit will be to Notre Dame and I'm really hoping they offer me as well. That will be my last visit of the summer and then I'll be just focusing on my team at Bishop Gorman. Next year, I'll do more visits, I have no plans to make an early commitment. I want to play this out, take some official trips and then probably commit sometime in my senior year."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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