"I got the offer from Nebraska either on Sunday or Monday," Jones said. "They called my head coach and they let him know. I was supposed to call Nebraska today or tomorrow. Coach Tim Beck is the coach that is recruiting me, I think."
The interest from Nebraska to Jones is going on for about two years now. There was an opportunity for Jones to shine as these college teams came through his high school to see older players.
"Nebraska has been recruiting me since spring ball my junior year. We had some guys like Eric Martin, Quincy Enunwa and Demor'ea Stringfellow. These coaches were here recruiting them and they asked who I was since I was throwing them the ball."
The label of dual-threat quarterback is sometimes misused. Sometimes it means athlete taking the snaps, but a player that isn't a natural at the position or a run first player. If that is your definition of dual-threat then that isn't Jones.
"I would say my ability to escape. I am not your typical dual-threat. I am not run first. I keep my eyes down field. I am a lot like Russell Wilson that way. I throw first and run second."
There are some trips coming up for Jones including a possible trip this weekend. There is at least one other school that Jones would like to see, but actually says that he is interested in seeing all of the schools that are recruiting him.
"I am really interested in all of the schools that are recruiting me. I want to get everywhere and get to know the coaches and see the system that they are running. I just want to see if I am comfortable."
Nebraska has had some success recruiting out of Rancho Verde. Over the past five years Nebraska has pulled two out of the high school, but that doesn't seem to have any affect over Jones.
"It really doesn't affect me," Jones said. "I have to find the best place for me. I don't think that should matter to anyone's decision at all. You shouldn't want to necessarily go where you will be in someone else's shadow."