Last college football season, class of 2016 defensive end Julian Jones of Hazel Green (Ala.) was on the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium for the Iron Bowl. It's ending made for an instant classic, with Chris Davis returning a missed field goal 109 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play, giving No. 4 Auburn a 34-28 win over No. 1 Alabama.
Tigers fans stormed the field and Jones was one of them.
"It was amazing," said Jones, who stands at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds. "I just went crazy. I was with some of the new friends I met from Georgia and one of the security guards tried to stop us. It was pretty funny. It was very exciting."
It's no surprise that Auburn is an early favorite for Jones. Though the Tigers have yet to offer, he says they're currently the team recruiting him the most.
"(Tigers running backs coach Tim Horton) is telling me I'd be perfect for their system at tight end or defensive end," Jones said. "They're trying to see which one I'll be more fundamentally sound at."
Georgia is another school Jones said is considering him as a tight end. Despite all of his varsity experience coming at defensive end, he's being seen by some as a tight end because his father, Anthony Jones, played tight end in the NFL for the Redskins and Chargers during the 80s.
Jones said all four schools that have offered want him at defensive end. Those schools are Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, South Carolina and Troy.
The Gamecocks stand as his current leader of schools that have offered.
"They were the first to offer me," Jones said. "That's my hometown. I have a bunch of family in Columbia."
Jones hasn't made many visits this summer thus far, but will head back to Auburn July 19 and he said he's under the impression he'll receive an offer if he performs well.
He plans on waiting until Signing Day his senior year before announcing his decision.
"I'm going to take all the visits and official visits I can," he said. "I don't see myself committing early. I'm going to have fun with it."