Sheriron Jones, Jr. is Another 2015 Quarterback to Watch

By Jeremy Birmingham on May 7, 2014 at 1:11a
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Be prepared, Buckeye fans, over the next few weeks and months you're likely to hear a number of new names being targeted as a potential quarterback for Ohio State. One of those names, Sheriron Jones, Jr. from Moreno Valley, California, has been hearing from the Buckeyes for roughly the last month. He's been recruited by the Buckeyes' Tom Herman, and he hopes to meet the Ohio State offensive coordinator in person sometime soon.

"I've been talking to (Tom) Herman for about a month or so," Jones told Eleven Warriors. "Just phone calls mostly, I'm hoping (he comes out to visit) next week."

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Herman, who is scheduled to be in California next week to check out Travis Waller from Anaheim, has quickly earned the respect of the Rancho Verde High School star.

"It's a very comfortable relationship with him, we almost never talk about football. It's more just about getting to know me as a person," he said of Herman. "He only misses my calls or messages when he's with his family, and that's something I respect as a man, knowing how important they are to him. He even told me he wanted to send my mom a mother's day card, that was something I didn't expect."

What will Herman find if he visits Moreno Valley? A 6-foot-2, 180 pound quarterback clad in scarlet and gray. Rancho Verde even awards pride stickers similar to the Buckeyes' historic leaf. That is one tradition of many that has had the nation's 7th-ranked dual-threat quarterback interested in the Buckeyes.

"What's got me thinking about Ohio State is the tradition," he said. "I just love talking to them. Urban Meyer went there and didn't change a thing, even though he came into a tough situation. He took what was there and did it Ohio State's way and have been close to national championships already. They always do what they want to do, and they don't change. If I was to get an offer from them, I'd want to go visit. I just can't visit places that haven't offered yet."

Recruiting hasn't really cranked up yet for Jones, but it's starting to. He's only visited two schools; Arizona State last fall and Colorado recently. He believes that as the national quarterback scene begins to take shape he's got some choices to make. He currently has offers from Arizona State, Indiana, Nebraska, Arizona, Colorado and Akron, but you should expect those numbers to jump soon.

"It seems like half the quarterbacks in the country have already committed, so I might need to make a choice soon to make sure I have my spot," Jones said of his timeline. "I had wanted to commit after our first game of the year. All the schools that have offered are still near the top of my list, even those that have quarterback commitments already. They're all talking to me, making me feel important and continuing to recruit me so I am making sure I am keeping all my options open."

Jones is interested in leaving California for college, and whichever school lands him will secure a savvy, intelligent prospect who isn't focused solely on football. That doesn't mean, of course, that he's lacking confidence in his game.

"When schools talk to me, they tell me they like that I stay in the pocket and try and pick teams apart with my arm, but that I can still move when I need to, because I could fit into any scheme and I read defenses well," he said of his game. "Off the field, I'm a straight-forward guy who doesn't like to cause problems. I want to major in kinesiology in college, and I know a lot of athletes do, but it's something I really want to do after I am done playing. I like knowing I could help other athletes when I am out of the game."

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BassDropper's picture

Sounds like a good candidate for the 2nd QB spot in this class. 

DIRECTIONER

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stevebelliseeya's picture

Hey man, don't you realize that prospects probably read this website? If I were him, I would view that as an asshole remark. 

Can you please choose wisely what threads you Bassdrop on? 

It's ok to not be controversial on a post or two, good grief.

Good luck Sheriron wherever you end up...who knows, maybe you will be an OSU star.

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

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MoEddieRobtCarlosBeanie's picture

It sounded like his honest opinion more than an attempt to offend anyone.

I'm sure all recruits have aspirations of being starting quarterbacks at Top 10 schools, and more power to him if he gets there...

But based on his scouting grades, I would say that #2 spot sounds about right at Ohio State.

While you are passing out ass hole citations, exactly how critical, or even just subjective, are we allowed to be?

I didn't realize we were such an active part of the recruiting process.

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stevebelliseeya's picture

Eh maybe a bit harsh on the asshole statement...but I was taking into consideration this particular posters penchant for divisive comments. If I were a recruit reading this, I would immediately think that the fan base considered me a backup plan. Just to be on the safe side maybe...how bout just saying that if we get this guy good luck to him and game on? Is that so hard...

"We are eternal. All this pain is an illusion." - Tool

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BassDropper's picture

Hey man, don't you realize that prospects probably read this website? If I were him, I would view that as an asshole remark. 

What are you talking about??? Everyone knows we are taking 2 QBs in this class, and a lot of people think Torrence Gibson is going to be a Buckeye, so what I mean by "2nd QB", is that Im pretty much already assuming that Gibson is a Buckeye and Sherrion will be the 2nd QB added in this class. Once again, another misunderstood Bassdropper post. 

BTW it's common knowledge that Torrence Gibson is the #1 prospect on OSU's board. If Sharrion is going to any consideration to Ohio State, Im sure he would know that Gibson is OSU's #1 target. 

DIRECTIONER

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Danify's picture

Oddly enough, Sheriron Jones reminds me of Kenny Guiton with his play style. Similar size and length too. 

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MacG91's picture

#2 looked pretty good in most of those highlights.. Id give him a look too. 

Mac..yeah

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chemicalwaste's picture

For a minute I thought that was who the highlight was for.

lsjSnail's picture

Nice. Id question his arm strength from those highlights. Not much zip.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

Yep, that was my first critique.  Second critique would be that he never made a check down - look at receiver, throw to receiver.  I know a lot of that is high school stuff and gets corrected at the next level.

Read my entire screen name....

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rjsmitty's picture

I disagree with your statement. In this video I saw a QB with great touch on his passes, made many different throws all over the field and who hit an open receiver who was read #1 90% of the time. No need to check down when option 1 is open. I did see him make check downs on several plays. He threw some and if check down was covered he tucked and ran. I don't see many high school kids making more than 1 check off initial option. I like what I saw.

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Optimistic Buckeye Pessimist's picture

I definitely saw it differently. I didn't see much arm strength either and thought the touch on the pass was not intentional. Either way, I'm not a paid scout or recruiter and if the coaches like the guy, so do I, despite any opinion I have. 

Read my entire screen name....

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Go1Bucks's picture

I will never be big on dual threat QBs, but this guy has the intelligence and common sense to run second so he makes me a bit more interested.  I also think he made need some work on arm strength, but he has accuracy.  Will be interested in how Meyer sees him fitting in.

Go Bucks!

CC's picture

Why?

That's what wins in collge football.  Why not have guys like Tommy Frazier, Doug Flutie, Troy Smith, Vince Young, sCam Newton, Tebow, Manziel, TP, etc etc.

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d5k's picture

He doesn't like winning?

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MacG91's picture

RG3, Steve Young, Randell Cunningham, Donavan McNabb, Steve McNair, Mike Vick, Braxton, Mariota, Dennis Dixon, Russel Wilson, Krenzel, Andrew Luck can run, Dante Culpepper... Being a Duel Threat doesn't mean that the QB can't throw, all it means is that the QB can also run if they have to, its an added dimension and it would be crazy to say you'd take a QB who can't run over one who can run. 

Mac..yeah

buckeyedude's picture

I think I'm just going to call him "Mr. Jones."

The comparisons to KG are inevitable. Part of what made Kenny so successful @ OSU was because he could distribute the ball and had great vision. Jones seems to have that.

How about those uniforms?

 

 

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WezBuck28's picture

To be honest, I don't care who our QB is in this class as long as they can come in and get it done without wanting any spotlights on themselves..

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buckguyfan1's picture

He throws a nice catchable ball.  Joe G. had that gift.  It doesn't have to be on a rope every time.

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Royball's picture

Love it. I say offer both Jones and Waller when Herman swings west (which I thought was this coming week?).

4-6 seconds of relentless effort

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Poison nuts's picture

Certainly liked reading what Jones had to say...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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FROMTHE18's picture

Not sure why, but when I read this I thought of Kenny G. Not that Jones Jr. will end up being a back up, but just his attitude and the way you've described him. Also, i meant it as one hell of a compliment.

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Barnsey69's picture

Yes, he sounds very intelligent, which is just as important as the physical tools in terms of grasping the college game.

I am a modern-art masterpiece.

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pdan46's picture

Mr. Jones sounds like an intelligent and very mature young man.  I know nothing about his ability, but he seems like a natural leader to me.  Very humble and focused.  That is the kind of temperment every QB needs to have, but few do!  If his ability level is even close to some of the other QBs we have been hearing about, I say let's get Jones and then worry about a second guy, if necessary.

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MotownBuck's picture

By observing this video I am lead to believe that he threw for 1,051 yards and 14TDs ... and that's just against the team in the red helmets.

Very accurate. Very Kenny G-esque

Trotwood-Madison. Once a Ram, Always a Ram.

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Buckeye06's picture

Not sure how this guy in any way compares to KG coming from high school. This kid is a top 200 player in the country and a 4* guy across the board it seems,  KG was almost 900, and a mid to low 3 star

 

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southbuc's picture

Remember we won a Nati with a caretaker at QB. 

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Ahh Saturday's picture

And lost one with the Heisman Trophy winner back there.  Point taken. It's a team game, but the QB sure is an important part of that team.

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KingsRite's picture

Sounds like the kid wants to be here. That is good enough for me. :)

“I have yet to be in a game where luck was involved. Well-prepared players make plays. I have yet to be in a game where the most prepared team didn't win.” -Urban Meyer-

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buckeyeradar's picture

Nice article Birm.  I know I'm late I had things to do.  Have you heard anything about Tom Herman coming down to Texas in the next week or so to check out Allen, Texas's Kyler Murray?  I think if we could get him up to Columbus this summer for Friday Night lights we could have a shot at him.  The kid is a leader without the fat head. 

Buckeye in Texas

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Jeremy Birmingham's picture

Ohio State is well aware of Murray, they just don't have much of shot at him. He'll decide in about two weeks.

buckeyeradar's picture

Thanks for the update.  I think Kyler will end up at Texas A&M, follow in his father's footsteps.  I want a QB who wants to be here.  Too much attitude with these high school kids now a days but this kid sounds like someone we can groom.  Number 1 rule for recruitment, getting them to Columbus and let the coaches talk to them.  We have some of the greatest coaches in the nation.  

Buckeye in Texas

ChicagoBuckeyeFan's picture

It sounds like he doesn't have the diva complex that can accompany some high rated QBs. It'd be nice not to live through those headaches. I'd be happy having a competent pocket passer (who can still move) who can get the ball to the ridiculous speed we now have on the perimeter. 

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buckeyeotaku's picture

i like him a lot more than i like Gibson, our offense needs somebody to distribute the ball not just run with it.

 

We don't give a damn for the whole state of Bichigan

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ChicagoBuckeyeFan's picture

Totally agree. Nice to see he can still get out of a jam with his feet (the escape at 0:50 is pretty sweet). 

OSUpawn's picture

Is it me or did they look like little buckeyes?

I believe the SEC players put their pants on one leg at a time like we do.

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teddyballgame's picture

that's what I though too, pretty nice unis for a highschool team

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NuttyBuckeye's picture

I totally think Ohio State has the "leg up" so-to-speak on any other schools recruiting this young man, due to the uniforms and the helmet stickers.  Also, I love his attitude and the way he speaks.  He sounds like a great addition and he may not need to be the "Kenny G" of his time.  He may come in and start, if he comes to TOSU.

Here's to hoping!

Marc Pocock (a.k.a NuttyBuckeye)

You can take the man out of Ohio, but you cannot take the Ohio out of the man. Go Bucks!!

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dan_isaacs's picture

I love this kid already.  And not just because he knew what kinesiology was. :)

Dan Isaacs

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BuckeyeJ's picture

I like him for the facts everyone has listed. Also love the fact he wants to commit as soon as he can so he can have a spot.  The way he speaks sounds like a leader to me

give us a Cali kid and Stevens and move on 

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MikeNugents BigToe's picture

Interesting to watch the kid's highlight real. He seems to be very smart, accurate, and quick to make a decision to get the ball out of his hand to his play makers (something Tom Herman/UFM always put an emphaisis on). However, I noticed his throwing motion was long, lacking a bit in arm strength and danced around in the pocket A LOT. I saw only a couple great throws where he made the read, planted his feet firmly and delivered a throw.  With all that said, I won't be shocked if he receives a Buckeye offer in the near future. 

"Remember that 55 yarder against Marshall?" -Not Mike Nugent

buckeyejma's picture

From what I saw, he was very accurate with his passes some were kinda soft but he did zip the ball also.  He seemed to know what to do when he was confronted with a hard rush and some of his fake handoffs and keepers were well done for a high school qb. 

Step aside Nick, Urban is the real rock star!

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pcuzz1's picture

I'll keep it simple. Give me a qb who wants to be the leader of the recruiting class and when he gets on campus, will be a straight winner. I don't care what state, what star rating, what offers.

pat cozzens

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