Artesia (N.M.) quarterback Landry Jones will likely be among the top five players at his position in the West region next year. Jones picked up another offer this week, this one coming from one of the top schools on his short list.
Jones, 6-5, 210 pounds threw for 3,432 yards and 45 touchdowns as a junior and has the size and arm strength that college coaches love to see. He's also more mobile than many give him credit for but it's his ability as a pure pocket passer that sets him apart.
Jones landed early offers from Oregon, Colorado, Virginia, New Mexico, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Mexico State and picked up No. 8 on Tuesday.
"UCLA just offered me," Jones said. "I was really excited about that one because they're one of my top schools. I loved it at Junior Day there and my whole family likes the coaches and campus a lot. I like the new OC, Coach Norvell and UCLA is very high on my list.
"At this point, I still really don't know what I'm going to do. I know I want to make an early decision, possibly in March but I would also like to take some unofficial visits.
"I'm looking at possibly visiting Virginia, Wisconsin and Oklahoma but I don't have any dates yet. Oklahoma could be next weekend and I could visit Colorado again as well. Right now, I'm just looking for the school where I'll feel comfortable and the system that I'll be the best fit in.
"I don't have a leader right now but I do like all the schools that have offered me so far. I like UCLA, Colorado, Wisconsin, Oregon plus Oklahoma who hasn't offered yet but is recruiting me hard."