5-star athlete Jack Jones Checks out UCLA

Dec. 7 -- Long Beach (Calif.) Poly five-star athlete Jack Jones talked about his unofficial visit to UCLA last week...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly athlete Jack Jones will get to his third official visit this weekend.

In the meantime, the two Los Angeles schools loomed large for him in the last week. 

Earlier in the week, Jones was at UCLA for an unofficial visit.

"UCLA was cool," said Jones.  "I went up there on Thursday.  I spent all day with Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin).  It was my first time really up there in a while.  I went to 2-3 games this year, but this was my first time on campus in a while."

Jones said the visit, which included a stop at the UCLA-Kentucky basketball game, went well for him.

"I talked with Coach (Jim) Mora a lot and he was cool to talk to," said Jones.  "They still want me as a corner but then they'd use me as a receiver too.  I had a good time there."

The five-star heard the news about USC letting go much of their defensive staff on Sunday evening, including the coach recruiting him, defensive backs coach Keith Heyward.

"It's crazy," said Jones.  "Wow.  Coach Heyward was the one recruiting me.  I want to see who they hire now. USC has been all over the place lately."

This weekend, Jones will visit one of the college football playoff teams.

"I know I'm taking an official visit to Oklahoma this weekend," said Jones, the last weekend he can take trips in December.

So who will get the last two visits for Jones?

"I'll decide that in January, if I even take them," said Jones.  "I've seen enough of USC and UCLA so I don't need to take official visits there. I may not even take the last two visits."

Jones had visited Arizona State and Texas A&M previously, and with his trip to Oklahoma this weekend, playing out of state isn't out of the question.

"I feel like I could leave if I want to do that," said Jones.  "I feel like I can go anywhere.  It doesn't matter.  Wherever the best opportunity to play is.  And my position, whatever gets me on the field fastest."

Jones said the recruiting process, which started with his first offer the summer after his sophomore year, is still enjoyable despite being a national, high-profile recruit.

"It's still cool," said Jones.  "I pay it no mind."

Jones, who is playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, will announce his decision on Signing Day in February.


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