Melvin Jones talks Alabama offer
"I was offered by Alabama today," said Melvin Jones. "I found out from coach Harrison. He pulled me out of class. He has talked to one of the coaches. They were here yesterday. Coach Nick Saban is going to call me tomorrow to make it official.
"The offer from Alabama, wow, I can't explain it. I don't even know what to say. Getting an offer form the national champions is crazy. I plan on going up there this summer."
Alabama is known for their defense which used big linebackers like Dont'a Hightower, Courtney Upshaw and Rolando McClain to win two BCS National Championships. The 6-foot-3, 248-pound prospect knows all about the Tide's style of play.
"I really like their defense," Jones said. "That's what stands out to me. They have big linebackers who go in the first round of the NFL Draft. I like that."
Several schools have offered scholarships including Alabama, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State. Jones does not list any favorites at this time.
BamaMag Top Stories
Alabama’s Saban Wants To Build On MomentumAlabama’s Nick Saban says freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts making progress
BamaMagYesterday at 5:19 PM
Tony Brown Now Eligible At AlabamaAlabama teammates happy to have Tony Brown back on the team
BamaMagYesterday at 2:37 PM
Saban Reflects On Firing Of MilesWas Les Miles another victim of Nick Saban’s success at Alabama?
BamaMagYesterday at 11:59 AM
Nine Alabama Players Get Weekly HonorsAlabama had complete game in shutout of Kent State
BamaMagYesterday at 11:40 AM
Updated Scout 300 Trend Meter For 2017The updated Scout 300 Trend Meter for the 2017 class takes a look at which schools are trending for each uncommitted member in the Scout 300.
Scout FootballYesterday at 11:15 AM