There was a very impressive cornerback last May at the Nike Camp held in Palo Alto, Calif. This played a lot bigger than he is and then this defensive back as picked up five offers.
The cornerback in question is Brandon Jones (5-9, 175, 4.43) from Seattle (Calif.) O'Dea.
One can understand that Jones was somewhat overshadowed by his five-star safety teammate at O'Dea Taylor Mays (6-3, 218, 4.59) but since this past spring Jones is fast making a name for himself.
Not only does Jones have fantastic speed but he has tremendous hops, too. His best recorded vertical is 37-inches but he leaped a 33-inch vertical at NIKE this past May.
Jones racked up approximately 70 tackles, three picks, two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles as a junior. His defensive performance saw him earn first-team all-metro honors as a corner.
In the weight room Jones has a solid bench of 275-pounds, squats 405 and cleans a very impressive 285-pounds.
On the offensive side of the ball, Jones earned all-metro (HM) honors as rushing for 475 yards and eight touchdowns.
Jones has offers on the table from Washington, Oregon, Cal, Idaho and Boise State. Oregon State, Arizona and Arizona State rounds out the list of favorite schools.
At this time Jones is very open regarding schools.
"I am looking for a school with good academic, good surroundings and a good organized football program," Jones said. "I am also looking for a place where I can fit in and get a lot of playing time early."
The scouting report on Jones is he's fast, quick and he plays hard on every down. He is known to be tough and aggressive. He doesn't give an inch.
On the one-on-one drills at Palo Alto, Jones really stood out. On one play against one of the state's best receivers the quarterback delivered the ball on time and on the money. Jones would have nothing to do with that he stuck his hand in the bread basket and knocked the bread to the ground.
Everyone who was watching that play was excited on that stellar football play.