Army Bowl: Five-star athlete Jack Jones Talked About His Recently Named Top Five

Jan. 4 -- Five-star athlete Jack Jones talked about his recently named top five and when he'll announce his decision...

Long Beach (Calif.) Poly athlete Jack Jones was arguably the top overall performer on Monday on the first day of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl practices.

Jones had a number of pass breakups, a pick six and two more near pick-sixes playing corner for the West.

Last month, Jones named a top five of AlabamaOklahomaUCLAUSC and Texas A&M.

The five-star will take his third official visit in two weeks.

"I'm going to Alabama on January 15th," said Jones.  "I want to see how the coaches are. I mean, I know how they are on the field and how intense they get and how they develop players."

He'll have two more official visits left, but he's unlikely to take them.

"I probably won't take any more but if something does pop up, I'll probably tweet it," said Jones.  "There is nothing planned as of now."

USC has long been thought to be the leader, given Poly's longstanding relationship with USC and proximity to home, but the loss of defensive backs coach Keith Heyward caught him off guard.

"He was the one recruiting me, so it was a big loss for USC, however you want to say it," said Jones.  "But I talked to Coach (Clay) Helton and he said he has a plan in mind that will be great, so I'm sticking around to see what that plan is."

Texas A&M remains in the mix for Jones.

"Yeah, we're still in contact," said Jones.  "I talk to Coach (Jeff) Banks, Coach (Kevin) Sumlin and Coach (Aaron) Morehead.  We still communicate a lot."

UCLA was Jones' first offer and with Jones said that Jim Mora needs to stay for them to stay in the top five.

"Mora staying, they'll most definitely be in it," said Jones.  "But if he leaves, it might get a little shaky for them.  As of right now, he's there, so they're still in the top five."

Oklahoma also remains in the mix for Jones, though he's not visited Norman yet, cancelling a scheduled trip in December.

Still, his top five is set, despite some people saying it's not a solid top five.

"People can say what they want, I told you my top five," said Jones.  "I wouldn't say anyone is standing out. It's my top five.  I wouldn't single any school out."


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