In addition to making his first trip to Morgantown to watch the Mountaineers’ home opener, the Woodland Hills (Pa.) standout also came away with his third offer.
“They [WVU] have been recruiting me and writing me a lot, but the offer was still a surprise,” Jones said. “I’m excited. I like West Virginia a lot. I like the coaches, too. It’s a great feeling.”
“At dinner Coach [Tony] Gibson asked me to come with him for a moment,” Jones described. “He then told me I have an offer and gave me his info. He wants me to keep in touch. I couldn’t hardly believe it when he told me.”
With his offer firmly in hand, Jones was able to enjoy the festivities surrounding West Virginia’s home opener against Towson.
“I really liked the crowd,” Jones laughed. “The atmosphere was crazy. That was probably my favorite part. I just like how the fans are very dedicated to the team.”
The Mountaineers, who join Indiana and North Carolina State as programs to extend an offer, view Jones as a quarterback prospect for the class of 2016 — something Jones is extremely comfortable with.
“They [WVU] run the same offense as my high school does,” Jones explained. “That offense influences me a lot. I really like the scheme. But the offense is very balanced.
Unsure of what’s next in his recruitment, Jones does plan a return trip to West Virginia on Sept. 20 to watch the Mountaineers host Oklahoma.
“That will be a great game, I can’t wait.”