Could Five-Star ATH Jack Jones Leave The West?

Oct. 22 -- There has always been the feeling that Long Beach Poly (Calif.) athlete Jack Jones would stay close to home to play his college ball. That no longer appears to be set in stone...

Jackrabbit athlete Jack Jones is a two-way standout and rated the No. 18 player in the country. He could end up at receiver or corner and most schools have told him he'll have a chance to play on both sides of the ball.

LB Poly has always been good to the two local programs, UCLA and USC and the thought was it would be very tough to get Jones to leave Los Angeles to play his college ball.

"I know what every one has been saying," Jones said. "Every one has been saying I'm going to stay local and I do like both local schools but I'm very open to leaving the area. Right now, I have high interest in a few schools outside the region and I'm giving them a hard look.I think Signing Day could be eye opening for a lot of people."

Jones has already taken official visits to Arizona State and Texas A&M and isn't sure how many more visits he'll take.

"I might visit Florida but it's not for sure," Jones said. "I might be done taking visits, it's tiring so we'll see how it goes, I'm going to fight through it. I had good visits to both ASU and A&M and I'm going to take another visit to A&M real soon here.

"I really loved it there, that was a great trip. I don't have a date yet but it will be real soon, it will be during the season. I loved the atmosphere, the fans and just how comfortable I felt there. That's why I want to go back again for an unofficial and I'm definitely giving them a hard look."

Jones said he still plans to wait until Signing Day to make his decision. 

"Yep, Signing Day, 100%, that's when I'll announce," Jones said. "I'm going to take it all the way down to the last day to make sure I'm doing the right thing. USC is going through a coaching change so I'll watch that and I still talk to UCLA all the time. I'm cool with both schools but there's a few other programs that are a little hotter to me right now."

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