2017: Jones, who saw key action as a rookie in 2016, will battle for a starting job at cornerback as a sophomore in 2017.
2016: Jones was an often-used backup cornerback and played on special teams as a first-year freshman in 2016. Overall in 2016 while appearing in all 13 games, he had 13 tackles, a fumble recovery and a deflection on defense and he returned 3 kickoffs for 31 yards (10.3 avg) on special teams. He had 1 tackle against Alabama, Utah State and Arizona (with a deflection), then 3 stops versus California and Oregon, 2 tackles at Washington, 1 tackle at UCLA, a fumble recovery against Notre Dame and a tackle against Penn State. He had a kickoff return against Alabama (5 yards), Utah State (13 yards) and Utah (13 yards).
HIGH SCHOOL: He made 2015 Prep Star All-American Dream Team, Scout.com All-American, Orange County Register Fab 15 first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, USA Today All-California first team, Cal-Hi Sports All-State second team, All-CIF Pac 5 Division (as a defensive back), Los Angeles Times All-Area first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Co-Offensive Player of the Year as a senior cornerback and wide receiver at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High. He had 23 tackles, an interception and 4 deflections in 2015, plus 42 receptions for 837 yards (19.9 avg) with 11 TDs, 79 yards on 9 carries (8.8 avg), 5 punt returns for 143 yards (20.6 ag) with a TD, 4 kickoff returns for 127 yards (31.8 avg) and a 37.0 average on 4 punts.
As a junior in 2014, he made Cal-Hi Sports All-State Junior first team, All-CIF Pac 5 Division (as a wide receiver) and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team first team. He had 40 tackles, an interception and a deflection in 2014, plus 64 receptions for 719 yards (11.2 avg) with 5 TDs, 6 punt returns for 136 yards (22.7 avg) with 1 TD and 2 kickoff returns for 21 yards (10.5 avg). Current Trojan Iman Marshall also prepped at Long Beach Poly.
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