Keenan Reynolds’ final game against Notre Dame as quarterback of undefeated Navy was Micah Jones’ first time on campus.
The Warren (Gurnee, IL) wide receiver, who committed to the Fighting Irish on Friday, recalled the October 2015 unofficial visit, where the Midshipmen fell 41-24.
“I really fell in love with the school,” Jones said. “I loved the trip. It was a great time.”
This initial visit was followed by another unofficial to South Bend last March, attending Notre Dame’s camp on June 18, and a scholarship offer five days later.
“The fact that you can get the best degree in the world and also on top of that, play in one of the best venues, and play in front of the best fan base in the country,” he said. “How can you go wrong with that?”
Prior to committing to the Fighting Irish on Friday, Jones had received offers from Nebraska on Sunday, Minnesota and Indiana this past January, and Ole Miss in late September.
His most recent visits included unofficial trips to Ole Miss and Indiana in November, Illinois, Missouri and Notre Dame during October, and Iowa this past September.
“Great people and Notre Dame is one of the best programs to ever be on a football field,” Jones said. “So I am very excited to play for them and hopefully help bring a championship!”
The 2018 prospect plans for a return trip to South Bend to watch practice in the Spring.
Jones also plans to attend Rivals, Under Armour, and Nike camps, and competing with the 7 on 7 program, Midwest Boom.
“Trying to win a championship.”
The Fighting Irish inherit a textbook X-receiver which can lineup throughout the perimeter of the offense.
At 6’5″ and 200 lbs, Jones displays an ability to become an open target in space, specifically against zone coverage.
Routinely hauls in passes over the middle of the field with the skill set to protect the football following the reception.
High points the football routinely in comebacks, fly patterns and back shoulder routes as well.
Has a background on the defensive side of the ball as a linebacker which adds a physical approach on offense.