Stock Continues to Rise

Phelon Jones is one of the top players in the state for the class of 2007, and the McGill-Toolen athlete has reeled in four major scholarship offers. Jones was in Tuscaloosa over the weekend for an unofficial visit for Junior Day.

"The visit to Alabama went really good," said Phelon Jones from Mobile, (Ala.). "I talked to the defensive backs coach [Chris Ball] and the wide receivers coach [Charlie Harbison]. Both of them kept saying how they wanted me to play for them. It really doesn't matter to me which position I play."

"I liked the db coach a lot. He was real cool. He told me I already had the size and the speed to play in his secondary. I didn't really talk to the receivers coach much. He was a cool guy though. My dad spoke to him a lot."

Jones shared his thoughts of the Tide's Saturday afternoon practice.

"I thought they had a good practice," he said. "I didn't stay for the whole time, but I saw a lot of the different drills they were doing. They did a lot of the same stuff that we do. I like how they run their practice."

"I looked at a few of their facilities. I really liked their weight room. It was real nice."

Alabama, Auburn, Louisville and Ole Miss have extended written scholarship offers to the star athlete and many more are expected.

When asked to name favorite schools Jones replied, "Alabama is moving up on my list. I didn't think too highly of them before I went up there. Alabama has a nice program, and a good coaching staff. I don't have an overall favorite, but Alabama and Auburn are at the top of the list. I like LSU, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and Michigan as well."

Jones will travel to Auburn this weekend.

He will participate in the All-American Combine in Tuscaloosa April 29.

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