Auburn Joins The Mix For Jones

This talented cornerback prospect talks about getting an offer from Auburn and where the Tigers stand.

Adamsville, Ala.--One of the top prospects in Alabama for the 2011 class, cornerback Chris Jones has been racking up the offers already despite still being a junior. On Friday he visited Auburn and added another offer to his growing list as the Tigers came on board. He said that was one he's been waiting for.

"I got my offer from Auburn today," Jones said. "When I had my meeting with coach Chizik he offered me a scholarship to come and play. It felt great for it to be another offer and for it to be another school in Alabama. I'm trying to stay closer around, not really go too far. I want to stay in the Southeast. Getting an offer from Auburn was great."

Sitting down with the coaches, the 5-10, 175 Jones said they talked to him about the lack of depth on defense. One of the coaches he spent time with was coordinator Ted Roof and he made an impact on the speedy cornerback.

"I talked to the coaches just trying to fit in," Jones said. "I'm trying to figure out where I can come in and start as a freshman. I think Auburn is a great spot for me to come in and start as a freshman. I'm putting Auburn on my top list for college choices. I'm looking forward to going back for spring practice and the summer also. I'm going to see how everything goes.

"They have a thin line of depth in the secondary and they are really looking for secondary guys to come in and play, specifically at cornerback," Jones added. "I think I could come in and play as a freshman."

With an offer from the Tigers on the table, Jones said he's now had to change his top group of schools with Auburn now joining the list of favorites after getting the news on Friday.

"My top schools are Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and Florida," Jones said. "I have offers from Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, Auburn, Vanderbilt, Louisville, Memphis, Maryland and Georgia Tech.

Growing up just outside of Birmingham, Jones said he grew up an Alabama fan, but notes that won't have an impact when it's time for him to make a decision.

"Just being a fan of a school really doesn't mean much, but coming in to play for a school like if I played for Auburn, that would take a toll over that," Jones said. "It really doesn't mean much to me."

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