Jones talks about Army game honor

There is no question that Oaks Christian is loaded with top-level talent, harboring eleven Division I prospects, but the Westlake Village high school recently added a fourth member to the Army All-American Game, an unprecedented achievement throughout the Bowl's history.

Four-star safety and USC commitment Marshall Jones was recently named to the Army All-American Game, joining teammates Jimmy Clausen, Marc Tyler, and Head Coach Bill Redell. Jones, who will suit up for the West, is very excited about the opportunity to join his teammates in San Antonio.

"It felt great," said Jones of his recent nomination. "Coach (Bill) Redell told me that I was playing in the game because Marc (Tyler) got hurt. I was definitely surprised."

Being nominated to the Army All-American Game is one of, if the largest honor a high-school senior can receive, and Jones has dreamt of playing in the game for a while now.

"Yeah, I always wanted to play in this (Army All-American) game," commented Jones. "Probably for a couple years now."

Jones found out about two weeks ago that he would be a participant on the West Team, and is looking forward to his chance to showcase his ability.

"I'll be playing safety," said Jones of the position he would play for the West. "I'm going to bring a hard working athlete that likes to win"

There is no question that Jones has become accustomed to winning as a member of Oaks Christian, and he wants to prove that Oaks is more then just hype.

"I want to show people that we (Oaks Christian) are for real. People think we are not everything they hear, so we are going to go out and prove it."

USC will be very well represented in the prestigious bowl, and Jones is excited about the opportunity to play with a few future teammates.

"I'm looking to go out and there and show that the SC commits are for real and get things done."

That is the kind of attitude that Jones carries week in and week out, and he has been all business throughout the hoopla of such an incredible winning streak. Jones was said to be a soft commitment to SC earlier in the process, but Jones reiterated the fact that his commitment to SC will stick.

"I am definitely a strong commit to SC," said Jones. "I will not take any more trips, other then one to SC on January 16th."

Jones also received an offer from Florida recently, but has no intentions of further exploring the SEC program. One thing is for sure, it will be fun to watch the SC recruits shine in the Army All-American Game.

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