UCLA wide receivers coach Eric Yarber made his way to Patterson High School last week to watch sophomore Mykel Jones.
"He came down Thursday to see Malachi Dupre and John Curtis against Karr," Jones said. "Then he took a look at me Friday.
"It's always exciting when a college coach attends your game. It meant a lot, especially considering that he's from a school that's 2,000 miles away."
Jones likes what the highly-ranked Bruins are doing on the field.
"They're having a lot of success," he said. "Their staff has a lot of NFL ties. They're running a good program. My dad is from Patterson but got his undergrad degree from Cal State San Bernardino, which is where UCLA trains.
"He has a lot of friends and fraternity brothers in California. We're absolutely 100% visiting UCLA next summer. Again, I'm honored that they consider me an elite receiver. I know they're looking for a specific receiver and am honored that it's me."
Jones is third in the state in receiving with 29 catches for 605 yards and seven touchdowns.
Patterson is 2-2 on the year. The Class 3A Lumberjacks dropped their first two games to 5A foes before bouncing back to win two straight, including a rout of 4A Vandebilt Catholic last week.
Jones and his teammates face Westlake and four-star LSU TE commit Jacory Washington tomorrow.
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