Top QB recruit Sheriron Jones talks top interests, decision timetable

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Standout quarterback Sheriron Jones breaks down his recruitment with SB Nation.

Many schools are still looking to land a quarterback for their 2015 recruiting class and Moreno Valley (CA) Rancho Verde signal-caller Sheriron Jones is one of the top guys school available.

He checks in as the country's No. 7 dual-threat quarterback, the state of California's 27th-best player and the 197th-best player in the nation according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.

Jones took the time to talk with SB Nation about some of the schools he has been hearing from the most.

Florida: "The coaches are cool and there are some great dudes on the team. I like the way the play and how they stuck to their guns and didn't change things even though they were going through a rough time. They did everything they could to get a win every week. Ronald Powell graduated from my high school and he has told me that it's a good program and the coaches are great."

Arizona: "The offense is great. The tempo is way faster than Florida's, which is how things are with the spread. Rich Rodriguez is a great coach and my recruiters are straightforward with me and tell me everything that's going on and want me to come out and see the facilities. They tell me who else they're recruiting at quarterback and are really honest with me."

Dual-threat quarterback

Arizona State: "I like everything about ASU. I went to watch them play Wisconsin last year and had a great time. Coach (Mike) Norvell the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator and coach (Delvaughn) Alexander, the wide receivers coach are both great guys."

Ohio State: "It (throwing for OSU) went pretty good from what coach (Tom) Herman told me, but he has to talk things over with coach (Urban) Meyer before they offer me a scholarship. I talked to coach Herman a few days ago and I'm going to try and call him back soon. It would be pretty big (if they offered) it's a big-time program doing big-time things, it would be a pretty good thing to get an offer from Ohio State."

Colorado: "Coach (Mike) MacIntyre is a straightforward guy who is straight up and let's people know what he expects of them. Coach (Andy) LaRussa, my recruiter is a defensive backs coach, but he's the west coast recruiter. He's a really good guy. I had a good time when I went to visit and learned what I would do running the offense. I loved everything they're going to be doing. They're also building new facilities, which are supposed to be really cool."

Tennessee: "Coach (Mike) Bajakian, the quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator sticks with his guns like the other schools, but he's be running the plays and doing what he's doing forever. He told me straight up that he has control of the offense and told me what would be expected of me if I went to Tennessee. I really like their offense and how I could fit into it."

Nebraska: "I know someone from my high school who played there (Quincy Enunwa), who's with the Jets right now and he was telling me that it's a great environment. There might not be a lot of things around, but you get to spend a lot of quality time with your teammates and get to know them. They keep an eye out for you to make sure the players don't do anything stupid. It's a really good school."

Despite drawing interest in many of the nation's top schools, he's not naming any favorites... At least for now.

"Not at this moment," he stated. "Every team that has given me an opportunity to play for free at their school is number one on my list just by giving me a chance to play for them. In these next few months I should be putting out a list of top schools."

Originally he was planning on announcing his decision following the first game of his football season, but that might be pushed up a little as the quarterback spot in some teams' recruiting classes are filling up quickly.

"I was trying to do it after the first game of my senior year," Jones said. "Right after the game I was going to let everybody know, but the way things are going right now and spots are filling up I might have to do it a little bit earlier. I'll talk it over with my parents, head coach, and everyone and we'll get something figured out in the next couple of months or weeks."

Jones would like to visit all of the schools who have extended him a scholarship offer before making his college commitment.

"I'm trying to visit all of the schools that have offered me," he continued. "I only want to visit the schools who have offered and given me a chance. I've already been to Arizona State and Colorado and now it's time for me to get to Florida, Tennessee, Nebraska, Indiana, and all of the rest of the schools."

When it comes time to make a college decision, Jones will take many different factors into account.

"Schools, coaches, even though I don't have to base it off coaches because you never know how long a coach is going to stay, but I would like to have good relationships with my coaches," Jones said. "I don't really mind what kind of offense is played. I can play from the gun or under center, it really doesn't matter to me. Being around the team and interacting with them and being able to trust them is also important for me."

Arizona is the heavy favorite to land Jones' commitment according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball. 92 percent of crystal balls have been cast in favor of the Wildcats, with Florida claiming the other 12 percent.

For more information on the standout quarterback, make sure to check out SB Nation's scouting report.

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