"He goes hash-to-hash."

The local talent is just a a few miles up the road from Tuscaloosa. "I love the chance I will have to play for Nick Saban." Christion Jones had plenty to say of his choice.

Christion Jones
Scout.com Rating: Three-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 29 cornerback
Size: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds
Hometown: Minor High School Adamsville, Ala.
Projected Position: Cornerback

Stats: Jones rushed for 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior. He added four interceptions on defensde. Jones finished his junior season with 65 tackles and seven interceptions. He also had four rushing touchdowns, two punt returns and one kick return for scores.

Commit Date: 9/30/2010
Recruiting Competition: Auburn, Florida, Georgia Tech, Tennessee

Why Alabama: "I know all of the coaches at Alabama really well. I've been to Alabama a lot. I am real familiar and comfortable with them. I have a great realationship with the coaches.

"I love the chance I will have to play for Nick Saban. I love to have a shot getting a ring. I know I'd have a good chance doing that at Alabama."

Strengths/Improvements: "I'm quick, and I have good ball awareness. I can go up and down the field and have great conditioning. I play loose, and I'm very versatile. I like to hit too, and I think I'm pretty tough.

"I want to be more explosive when hitting. I'm trying to get my upper body stronger and be more physical. I also want to get faster and improve my speed."

Coach Quotes (Minor Head Coach Randy Cook): "That spring (of 2007) we put him in the slot, and he scored a touchdown in our first scrimmage and was then kind of pushed to the way side to offense. As a sophomore we put him over on defense became a starter playing free safety and cornerback.

"They tried picking on him at first, but then he showed he was a player to be reckoned with by making some big interceptions. He was raw back then, but you could see he had pretty good range and ball skills.

"In his second game as a junior in a game against Bryant, Christion was just one week back from having surgery on his thumb and had a great game. It was then I knew he was on his way to being a special player by displaying that kind of toughness and fortitude.

"Christion covers so much ground as a defensive back. He goes hash-to-hash. He does an accurate job reading his key, the high or low hat. I think he'll probably be a cornerback, but I'd give him a look on offense and special teams.

"He rushed for over 1,100 yards as a senior in 6A ball and returned three kicks for touchdowns. He could play slot receiver in college."

Richard Stover contributed to this report.

Andrew Bone says: Jones is an electrifying athlete on both sides of the ball. He stars as a running back and on defense for the Tigers. Jones really excels with his reaction and quickness. He does a great job reading plays and very quick breaking on the ball.

Jones has established himself as a gamebreaker on the offensive side of the ball which helped increase his stock. College coaches saw Jones as a versatile athlete who can play more than one position. He has a great blend of speed, quickness and field vision.
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