Top247 edge Marco Jones breaks down his top ten schools


Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley edge Marco Jones named his top ten on Monday.

The No. 1 defensive recruit in Northern California, Jones named a top ten of, alphabetically, Alabama, Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas, Texas A&M and USC.

He broke down with 247Sports, his top ten schools.

Alabama: “The Tide are rolling with the new staff and the depth of pass rushers in the past makes them one of my top schools.”

Florida State: “Florida State just coming off of a 13-1 season is just the start of a long run of success and they have an amazing coaching staff.”

Maryland: “Coach (Mike) Locksley is a historically successful coach with a great staff behind him as well.”

Michigan: “The new coaching staff at Michigan is great and every year they compete for the national championship.”

Oklahoma: “Coach (Brent) Venables is another defensive-minded coach that has coached at the highest levels and always produced successful linebackers and edges.”

Oregon: “Oregon is coached by a defensive minded head coach in Dan Lanning and always has success on the defensive side of the ball and at my position.”

Penn State: “Penn State has produced some of the best pass rushers in the game and State College is an amazing place.”

Texas: “Texas is another school with an elite coaching staff and elite defense’s year in and year out.”

Texas A&M: “The high-level coaching staff plus the history and environment in College Station is fantastic.”

USC: “Coach (D’Anton) Lynn, coach (Eric) Henderson and coach (Shaun) Nua are some of the best defensive coaches in college football and have a great history coaching throughout college and the NFL.”

The next step for Jones is narrowing down where he’ll take his official visits, with Jones planning to sign in December and enroll in January.

A four-star in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite Rankings, Jones is the No. 13 edge nationally and the No. 9 prospect in the Golden State in 2025.

He has already been selected to play in the 2025 All-American Bowl in San Antonio.

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