Fort Myers (FL) South 2018 wide receiver Jeshaun Jones knows he’s in the perfect region to develop as a football player.
Although not the most highly-rated receiver in the country, the 6-1 Jones feels he’s getting adequately prepared for college football playing in the talent-rich state, competing against high-caliber cornerbacks and with other well-round athletes.
“Florida boys always compete and make each other better,” Jones told BadgerNation. “I think it’ll give me an advantage (in college).”
College coaches seem to think so. Adding five more offers over the last eight days, Jones’ offer list has grown to over 30 schools from every Power-Five conference and a number of Group of Five schools. It’s a stark change to where he was a year ago, coming out of his sophomore spring with only an offer from USF.
“I never thought this would happen and that I would be in this position,” Jones said.
With this being the final week of spring football, Jones said he’s planning on announcing his top group of schools within the next two weeks. Wisconsin jumped into the mix this month, leaving the Badgers little time to make a strong impression.
Even so, Jones said a big part of his future final decision will involve the people at the school. His initial impression of the way Wisconsin recruits him is favorable.
“I get a good feel from them,” Jones said. “They mentioned they needed some help out wide, so they could use me there. I feel like I can play all the receiver positions, so it gives me a wide variety of positions to play.”
Jones plans to take a handful of unofficial visits after narrowing down his list, followed by official visits in the fall. He says Georgia, Maryland, Oregon, South Florida and Tennessee are the schools he’s feels most confident in currently, whether it be the coaches, team, facilities or location.
“They are definitely showing a lot of interest,” Jones said. “Those are the few schools that I can name off the top of my head.”
Jones finished last season with 28 receptions for 498 yards and seven touchdowns.