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Gorman’s Alize Jones one of 20 recruits considered a 5-star prospect

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound tight end already has double-digit scholarship offers from the likes of UCLA, Notre Dame and Nebraska

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Bishop Gorman tight end Alize Jones lunges up to grab a touchdown pass behind Liberty defenders Jaylen Mitchell (1) and Preston Pavlika (34) at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Bishop Gorman's Alize Jones

Bishop Gorman tight end Alize Jones pulls in a pass while taking part in the Gaels spring practice Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Launch slideshow »

Junior TE Alize Jones

Alize Jones, Gorman junior tight end, introduces himself, and talks about the upcoming year.

Bishop Gorman High junior tight end Alize Jones is one of the nation’s top high school football prospects, according to recruiting website Scout.com.

The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Jones was one of 20 five-star recruits announced today by Scout for the graduating class of 2015.

“Jones is likely the top-ranked tight end in the country, this would be the second time in five years the top tight end comes from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman, but Jones is a better prospect than Xavier Grimble, now the starter at USC, was at the same stage,” said Brandon Huffman, a national analyst for Scout. "He’s a big and physical tight end, but runs like a receiver with incredible body control, soft hands and pinpoint route running and will be a redzone threat for years to come.”

The accolades are based partially on Jones’ potential.

He developed late during his sophomore season last year, finishing with nine catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns. He had two touchdowns in the state championship game, including a catch-and-run for a 78-yard score before halftime.

Jones already has double-digit scholarship offers, coming from the likes of UCLA, Notre Dame, USC, Nebraska and Baylor.

Gorman opens its season at 7:05 p.m. Aug. 23 by hosting Mountain Pointe of Arizona in the Sollenberger Classic on Fox Sports 1.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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