Jones, who graduated from Watauga High School in Boone, N.C., with a 4.0 grade-point average, already has signed a letter of intent to attend Stanford University.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder hit .479 with 11 home runs and 43 RBIs during his senior season. He was named North Carolina's Gatorade Player of the Year for his exploits. Also, Jones' fastball reportedly hovers in the low 90-mph range, which helped him finish 4-3 with a 1.23 ERA, one save and 63 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings.
Jones' father, Billy, recently completed his first season as head coach at Appalachian State University.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.