Alabama has a tough act to follow.
"My official visit to USC went real good," said A.J. Jones from Middleton-Tampa (Fla.). "It was real nice out there. The visit was lovely. It was a long flight though. My host was Keith Rivers. He was real cool. He showed me a real good time."
"I would say that USC is my leader right now. They are my favorite because it's the only school I have visited, and I liked it out there," Jones added.
Jones plans to take his second official visit this weekend. He will join several of the South's top prospects as Alabama hosts LSU.
"I am going to Alabama-LSU this weekend," Jones said. "I haven't set it up as an official yet, but I am going to do that tomorrow. I am very excited about the game. The USC game was alright, and I knew going in that USC would blow Stanford out. This is going to be a great game. If Alabama's defense can play like they have been playing, I think they will win the game."
The state play-offs begin this week in the Sunshine State, and Middleton is playing the way they need to play heading into their first round match-up.
"We play at Armwood on Friday night," Jones said. "I am really looking forward to it. Our defense has been playing really good the past couple of weeks. In the first game we held the team without a first down until the second quarter. In our last game the other team didn't get a first down until the third quarter."
"I have been doing very well. I had 15 tackles in one game and 14 tackles in the other. I had one sack in each game. I am not sure of my total stats for the year," Jones added.
Jones has not scheduled other official visits.