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Top 08 QB takes in junior day at UCLA

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There is no question that Landry Jones (6-5, 215, 4.7) from Artesia, N.M., in one of the nation's top quarterback prospects for the class of 2008. He would like to make up his mind by March so he will be embarking on a few unofficial visits over the next few weeks. He was one of 50 plus strong at UCLA's junior day this past Saturday.
"I like UCLA a lot," Jones said. "I had a good time."
"They took me around campus and I was able to talk to (new UCLA offensive coordinator) Coach Jay Norvell," Jones said. "Coach Norvell seemed like a nice guy. He likes western movies, I know that. He genuinely seemed like a nice guy.
"I liked the UCLA campus a lot and I got to meet all the coaches," Jones said. "I could see myself playing at UCLA."
"If UCLA gives me an offer," Jones said. "I really think they would be one of my top schools."
No one on the junior day received an offer, but the smart money is on Jones getting one in the next two weeks.
The Bruins better hurry because Jones is planning on hitting the road for some unofficial visits over the next few weeks.
"I probably going to make unofficial visits to Wisconsin, Oklahoma, and Miami," Jones said. "Stanford is also beginning to show me interest and I'm beginning to look at them as well."
Jones was recently named New Mexico's State Player of the year after hitting on 211 passes out of 310 attempts (68%) for 3,432 yards and 45 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. He can also makes plays with his feet as he rushed for 294 yards on 57 carries and scored nine touchdowns.
Jones has offers on the table from Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, New Mexico and New Mexico State. His early list of favorites is UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, Oklahoma, Miami and Virginia.
The scouting report on Jones is he is an accurate passer with excellent arm strength. He also has a good huddle presence and has the leadership qualities that help a quarterback be successful.
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