Jones excited by latest offer

Long Beach Poly (Calif.) always has tremendous talent at the skill positions and 2016 receiver Jack Jones is the next in line that will be a national recruit.

Jack Jones is a dynamic two-way player who has a nice upside at receiver and corner. He picked off four passes and earned all-state underclass honors from CalHiSports as a part time player in the secondary as a sophomore but it's at receiver where he has really shined this past spring/summer.

At 5-9, 145 pounds, Jones will obviously need to put on some weight but his quickness off the ball and getting in and out of his breaks is as good as you'll see at the H.S level. He's very dangerous after the catch and looks like a natural pass catcher as well, using his hands well and has incredible body control.

"I feel real good about where I'm at and where our team is at," Jones said following Poly's dominant win over Crenshaw Saturday night. "We're all getting better every day. We have a new coaching staff and a new offense so starting off fast like we did tonight is a good thing.

"I think the biggest difference between our team this year and last year is we're going to mow of a hurry up offense this year and using our athletes more. This year we're going to have more explosive plays and put up more points just because the offense is more open so I'm excited about that."

On the recruiting front, Jones landed his first offer from UCLA back in the summer and then Boise State offered the next day. San Jose State also offered as well.

"Boise State is definitely recruiting me the hardest," Jones said. "I talk to Junior Adams, the WR coach, a lot and we have a really good relationship. I talk with UCLA and San Jose State a little too but not as much as Boise State. Right now, my plan is to focus on my season but I'm going to try and go to as many UCLA and USC games as I can, hopefully one every weekend."

On Monday, Jones landed offer No. 4 and it's a big one for him.

"I just got off the phone with Tee Martin and got that offer from USC," Jones said. "This is big because growing up, USC was my school. My older brother was a huge fan so that's who I liked as well. It's kind of a dream offer for me and I had a good conversation with Coach Martin.

"He just told me they like me a lot and want me to come up to the campus and to all the games. I'm not in any hurry to make a decision right now, I have a lot of time and I plan to go through the process. It feels great to have the two local offers though, those are great options but I'm still open to everyone and hopefully a few more come in this year."


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