Name a local prep football player that has been more sought after than Walled Lake Western’s Josh Jones.
Chances are you can’t.
Jones started off with several MAC level offers including Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green and Toledo, where he initially gave his verbal commitment to. But Jones still had his sights set on getting an offer from a BCS conference school, and who could blame him?
Shortly after committing to Toledo, the BCS offers began to come in, starting with Iowa and then Illinois. With those BCS offers on the table for the soon-to-be senior defensive back, decommitted from Toledo and started weighing his options between the two Big 10 schools.
Now Jones has a third BCS offer to mull over as Pittsburgh University from the Big East offered Jones a scholarship on Monday. Jones is considering all three offers from Iowa, Illinois and Pittsburgh, but by the time signing day comes around I expect Jones to have offers from several more big time schools.
As a junior in 2011, Jones busted on to the scene as he became one of the state’s best lockdown players in the secondary as he recorded 40 tackles, eight pass breakups and three kick returns for touchdowns for the Warriors, who advanced all the way to the Division 2 state semifinals. Look for Jones to show off some of his talents on the offensive side of the ball in 2012 as the Warriors look to return to the final four.
Jones stock has been on the rise since the end of the 2011 football season, and it's only going soar higher and higher by the day.