Before hanging up the phone with Rutgers, Jones confirmed that he had a verbal scholarship offer and is now in the process of planning a visit to campus.
"I feel good about Rutgers," Jones said. "They're the school that took the chance on me I guess you would say. They were the first school to offer and believe in me."
The 6-foot-5 quarterback prospect said he wants to reciprocate the Rutgers interest by visiting as soon as possible. Looking into a visit for the spring game at the end of April, Jones said he would "100 percent" visit Rutgers as soon as he could.
"I'm really excited about their program," Jones said. "They're going to the Big Ten and there's a lot of competition there. I've been looking at the recruits they signed and I'm pretty impressed. I think they're about to take off."
Rutgers was the first to offer Jones, but he is hearing from many schools closer to home. LSU and Rice are showing strong interest, he said, and he is still in the process of planning spring and summer visits.
Jones said he feels comfortable running a pro-style offense and that his size makes him a dangerous quarterback.
"I'm somewhat that can see over the line, see the whole field," Jones said. "I'm someone who can pass the ball to any spot on the field and run if he has to."
Jones is not looking to rush a decision, but said the early offer from Rutgers means a lot to his family.
"It's like a huge weight off my shoulders to have a scholarship offer," he said. "It means everything to me, especially from a big school like Rutgers."