Bryan Jones stands at 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 240 pounds.
An impressive physical specimen, the four-star defensive end has not only caught the attention of the LSU coaches, but left them in awe.
“When I arrived on campus, Coach O (Ed Orgeron) and Coach Cam (Cameron) were amazed with my body and my length,” Jones told SEC Country.
“They asked my grandparents what they have been feeding me.”
The secret: home-cooked meals.
The nation’s No. 8 strong-side defensive end out of Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) admits he’s a huge fan of his grandmother’s cooking, which can only be good news to the interested LSU coaches.
“I love my grandmother’s cooking,” Jones said. “She’s the best in the kitchen.”
Orgeron and the rest of the Tigers coaches were certainly interested in Jones’ diet, but equally determined to bring the stud pass-rusher to LSU as part of the 2017 recruiting class.
With that unique combination of size and speed, Orgeron told Jones he could be among the best defensive ends to ever play at Tigers Stadium.
“They said I would be even bigger when I get in college and they said I can be the next best pass-rusher that came through there,” Jones said. “It’s like they’re really interested in having me.”
Jones and the coaches have discussed an offer, though there is not one on the table … yet.
If and when it finally rolls in, Jones admitted it would instantly alter the course of his recruitment.
“It would impact my recruitment because I’d know that my home state team offered me, and it would be an honor to know that I have an option to stay at home,” said Jones, who also holds offers from Ole Miss, Miami and Kansas State, among others.
“With the amount of defensive line talent that they have put in the NFL, I envision myself becoming the next great pass-rusher and being mentored and coached by one of the best defensive line coaches in the nation (in Orgeron). I could achieve my goals of one day playing in the NFL.”
While an offer seems imminent at this stage, Jones was simply appreciative to have received an invitation to LSU’s “Boys From The Boot” junior camp last weekend.
Both Jones and his grandparents enjoyed the short trip to LSU, where the defensive end said the relationships being developed put the Tigers in a strong position.
“I was truly shocked and appreciative when I received the invitation from Coach O and Coach Cam,” Jones recalled. “Even though I live in Baton Rouge, it was an eye-opening experience (to see) the facilities and campus. They’re top of the line. I really enjoyed the academic presentations and Tigers Stadium. I could definitely envision myself playing in Death Valley.”
Jones is Louisiana’s No. 11 prospect, per the 247Sports Composite Rankings.