Victor Jones is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals, Scout.com and 247 Sports. He was selected to the Sacramento Bee First Team All-Metro team as a defensive lineman his senior season. 247 Sports ranked Jones as the 108th overall recruit in the entire state of California. Jones led Inderkum High to the 2016 Championship Game of the Sac-Joaquin Sectional Playoffs for Division II. Inderkum entered the sectional playoffs seeded No. 8 after capturing the Tri-County Conference title with a perfect 6-0 league mark and an 8-2 regular-season record. The Tigers proceeded to defeat No. 9 seed Whitney, 42-7, in the first round of the playoffs. In the quarterfinals, they captured a 35-33 upset win over No. 1 seed Sacramento. Inderkum earned a spot in the sectional championship game by defeating No. 4 seed Jesuit, 52-35, in the semifinals before falling in the championship game to No. 2 seed Del Oro, 13-35. The Tigers ended the season with an 11-3 overall record. Jones played for head coach Terry Stark.
Jones was also recruited by California, Colorado State, Fresno State, Hawai'i, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon State and Utah.