Three-star DE Victor Jones to visit #Cal #Utah #OregonState and planning one other https://t.co/XEPqfp8LI3 pic.twitter.com/hdg0Dd0qqb— Adam Gorney (@adamgorney) August 31, 2016
On top of the three schools who will get an official visit, Jones also lists Nevada, Wyoming and Colorado State as the other members of his top six schools.
First I want to thank God for blessing me with a Choice MY TOP SCHOOLS ‼️‼️ #Blessed #D1Bound #GodisGood pic.twitter.com/sIibY42kvc— Victor Jones (@hunnidthousand) July 16, 2016
Though it has looked good in moments, the Cal run defense has lacked consistency and afforded big outings to the likes of Donnel Pumphrey and D'Onta Foreman. Continuing to recruit well on the defensive line is a must in order for the defensive line to improve and maintain depth. With defensive tackle Gabriel Cherry and JuCO transfer defensive end Alex Funches already committed in the 2017 class, head coach Sonny Dykes is already on the right track for this recruiting cycle. A commitment from Jones would put the 2017 class one step further towards completion.
At 6-4, 234 lbs, Jones already has a big frame, and a college weight program would easily put him in the ideal weight category. In high school, Jones has been able to use his length to be extremely disruptive in the run game Additionally, he can use his strength in order to collapse the pocket and put pressure on the opposing quarterback.
Cal needs all the help it can get on defense, and it surely couldn't hurt to add a myriad of defensive lineman in the 2017 recruiting class.