USC recruiter Ron Cooper scouted TE Justin Jones (5-8 250) of Conyers, GA during spring practice, and liked what he saw enough to make a verbal offer.
Jones said he's awaiting the official offer to arrive in the mail. Jones said he talked last week to Cooper and was assured the offer is on the way.
Jones also has offers from UAB, East Carolina and Akron. Clemson has also been showing interest along with Alabama, Central Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Duke, Georgia Tech and Auburn.
Jones has visited Alabama, Kentucky, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Central Florida and Auburn. He will be attending camps in coming weeks at Mississippi State, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.
Jones said he will try to visit USC this summer. He does not have a favorite.
Playing in a spread offense and used primarily as a blocker, Jones caught 11 passes with five for touchdowns last season.