Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman five-star tight end Alize Jones is winding down his recruitment.
Jones visited the Irish earlier this month and he’ll take his only other scheduled official visit next month to UCLA.
Then comes the final decision.
“I’ll be done once and for all after I take my official visit to UCLA,” said Jones. “It will either be the 16th of January right after the dead period or the week after. It will be very soon.”
Jones stressed that it’s between the Bruins and the Irish exclusively.
“UCLA and Notre Dame, that’s it, that’s all I’m considering,” said Jones.
Jones said that he owed it to himself to take as much time as he needs.
“When I first committed, I was like, I’m done, but as the recruiting process goes on, you just want to make sure about it,” said Jones. “I just want to make sure where I’m going, if it’s the right place for me and the best situation so I’m looking at both Notre Dame and UCLA because of that.”
Jones said his relationship with coaches at both schools is strong.
“Both Coach Mazzone’s (Taylor and Noel) are recruiting me at UCLA and we have a great relationship and get along really well,” said Jones. “Coach (Scott) Booker and Coach (Mike) Denbrock are recruiting me at Notre Dame. I like both of them and Coach Booker is the main one recruiting me.”
Jones has plans to have both coaching staff’s back in his house in January, though UCLA head coach Jim Mora has already been in-home while Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly will be by in January.
His former coach at Bishop Gorman, Tony Sanchez, was hired as the head coach at UNLV this month, and Jones said he made a brief pursuit of him.
“Coach Sanchez tried, but he knows I’m getting out of Vegas,” said Jones.