Sheriron Jones is new to the recruiting process so when an Arizona State assistant coach recently stopped by his school, the 2015 quarterback was not sure what was happening.
The Moreno Valley (Calif.) Rancho Verde dual-threat quarterback was shocked to hear he was being offered by the Sun Devils and it's a huge first step in his recruitment.
"It was actually a surprise," Jones said.
"I had no idea what was going on. Afterward I was like that's so amazing to have a school actually like the way I play. I knew I was good at football but I didn't think I was going to be that type of guy yet. Everybody tells me I'm good but for college coaches to actually say that and then to give me a scholarship was perfect.
"I remember this past Friday a coach came and I didn't know what he was there for. Usually they come to see the upcoming seniors and basically it was just like they had a little bit of film and our coach told him about me and that's how it happened. It's crazy right now."
Everything is happening fast for Jones, who looked good at a recent Rivals Camp and the Army National Combine in San Antonio a few months ago, and the 2015 standout is thrilled his recruitment has picked up so early.
Jones has kept a close eye on Pac-12 schools and has some familiarity with Arizona State's quarterbacks from past seasons.
He said the Sun Devils are definitely being considered early on and he's thrilled to be on the board with an offer even before his junior season gets underway.
"I know about their past quarterbacks," Jones said. "I feel like I'm a combination of the quarterbacks that have gone through there. I know a lot about ASU.
"My uncle a few years ago was getting recruited by them too so I had to stay on top of my game and know about all the Division I colleges and their quarterbacks."
Arizona State is not the only program involved early on with Jones, who said he's also receiving interest from Texas A&M, USC and UCLA.