Long Beach Poly athlete Jack Jones sounded like he was set to step out on the field in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl as soon as he got his honorary jersey Friday.
“I’m excited to play in the Army All-American Bowl,” he said after the Selection Tour presented by American Family Insurance came to his school. “I’m ready to get out there and play the game. …
“I just want to support to the troops. They do a lot to support the country and put their lives on the line and this is a way of showing my appreciation.”
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Jones is likely to be a defensive back in the Army Bowl, although he is listed as an athlete according to the recruiting rankings. Jones is ranked as the No. 3 athlete in the nation, No. 8 player in California and No. 50 player overall by the 247 Sports Composite.
Jones said on the recruiting trail, schools are talking to him at both wide receiver and the secondary, but “at the end of the day, whatever is best when I get there is the position I’ll play.”
“What I’m trying to do is perfect both side of the ball so I’ll be ready and prepared,” he said.
While Jones is not planning to announce his college choice until National Signing Day in February, he has been gushing about his official visit to Texas A&M. He plans to visit again unofficially for the Aggies’ game against Auburn.
“It was just like family,” he said. “I feel like that was home.”
Jones also has taken an official visit to Arizona State and has one scheduled for Florida. He has not decided on the other two.