“I’m so thankful for this offer,” Jones said. “Notre Dame is a great school. It’s a legendary football program, and everyone knows about it. They also have a great education. I know it’s one of the best in the country.”
Notre Dame assistant Autry Denson evaluated Jones, a product of Laurens District 55, this spring.
“I talked with coach Denson about two weeks ago, but I didn’t know an offer was coming,” Jones said. “My head coach called me and told me he had some big-time news for me.”
“I was going to commit at the end of the summer, but that might change soon,” Jones said.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound athlete will play on both sides of the ball his senior season.
“I will be playing quarterback this year, too,” Jones said. “I haven’t been back there in a while, but I’m looking forward to it. I think I’ll catch on the reads pretty quickly since I know how to read the secondary drops and coverage.”
For Jones, a family atmosphere and a reputable education are important factors in his recruitment.
“Education will first and foremost be important,” Jones said. “I want a good degree, not just good athletics. I want to feel like a family, and I want feel welcome by everybody at the school and not just the other athletes.”
Jones also excels on the diamond. An outfielder, he earned All-State honors in South Carolina as a junior.
Jones plans to take unofficial visits to North Carolina and Vanderbilt this summer.