Fresno City College cornerback Andre Jones is once again filling his pockets with offers as he attempts to get back to playing DI football. Jones is a bounceback player from the University of Kentucky where he played as a freshman before being injured and being declared a medical redshirt.
Jones currently has offers from Nebraska, USC, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah and will take a trip to Nebraska on October 8.
"I'm going to go there on my bye week," said Jones. "The rest of my trips will probably be after the season."
Jones is 6-foot, 192 pounds and was once clocked under 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash. He has a 42-inch vertical jump and finished his first season at Fresno City with five interceptions in nine games.
"If I had to pick a favorite, right now it would be USC and Nebraska," Jones said. "USC because they're the two-time national champions and Nebraska because I've been pretty tight with Coach Blake."
After bouncing back to the junior college scene Jones is now considered a 4-2-4 player, meaning he has to receive his Associates of Arts degree before transferring to a DI school. He hopes to have that completed by December and no later than June.
Jones was a highly decorated player out of Choctawhatchee High School in Florida where he had offers from Kentucky, Florida, LSU, Alabama, Vanderbilt and South Carolina. He chose Kentucky over the others because he knew he could play right away versus sitting on the bench at the others. He now says that he is anxious to get back to DI football and wants to go to a school that wants him.
"I've learned so much from my mistakes and I want to go to a school that wants me," said Jones. "Whoever is showing me the most love."
Jones will have two years remaining eligibility when he leaves Fresno City College. He and the Rams will open up the 2005 season on September 3 at home against Feather River College.