Jones Talks Huskies, Early Recruiting

2018 Chaparral (Temecula, Ca.) OL Steven Jones visited Seattle back in July and came away impressed with everything he saw and he said he's looking at making another trip this fall to see what game day at Husky Stadium is like...

"It was an amazing trip. I really loved it," Jones told "I loved every minute of my time there.

"Right when I landed, I started driving north and looked off to my right when we were getting close and all of the sudden I see this huge tower off to the right and I was like 'oh my gosh, what is that?' and it was the stadium. I couldn't believe how big it was and the setting there is amazing."

In addition to the view and the impressive facilities, Jones said the coaches really made a big impression him.

"I spent a lot of time with coach 'KB' (Keith Bhonapha) and coach (Chris) Strausser," Jones said. "They were really excited to have me there and they said they liked me a lot.

"I also got a chance to meet coach (Chris) Petersen and he was a real cool guy. I really felt comfortable with him and all of them really."

Washington is the third school to host Jones, but he said they stood out about the other two, at least at first glance.

"Their facilities were much better than San Diego State's and UCLA's, the other two schools I visited this spring and summer," Jones said. "Washington's facilities are just amazing with all of the stuff they have dedicated just to the players and then when you look at the stadium, it's really an impressive package."

Washington is one of five schools to offer Jones with the others being UNLVColoradoIowa StateWashington State and Boise State.

"It's still really early right now," Jones said when asked about where he's at in the recruiting process. "I just started my junior season, so I have a long time to go. 

"I've sorta thought about when I'd like to make my decision and I don't really have an idea now, but I think I'd like to decide later in the process, after my senior season, just so I can get the chance to see all of the schools that like me and see what each one has to offer and how I fit in.

"I am definitely planning to visit Washington this fall, but I just have to work it out with our schedule. I'd love to get up for the Stanford or USC game, but I am not sure if that will be able to happen because if we have a Friday night game, those are tough to get up to Seattle for."

Jones said every school except USC likes him as an offensive linemen, particularly at tackle, but none have pigeon-holed him.

"Most schools have just said they see me on offense and they will figure out where I fit," Jones said. "I'm open to playing anywhere I go. I just want the chance to play as early as I can."

We'll have more on Jones in the coming months as recruiting continues to move along and we will update news on him as it happens. Top Stories