4-Star LB Wide Open

The Clemson Tigers are one of many teams after one of the top linebackers in that nation who calls Columbus, Ga. home.

LB Jarvis Jones Profile

6-3, 205 pound Jarvis Jones, the No. 1 prospect in the Peach State for the class of 2009, received an invitation to play in the U.S. Army All American game recently.

"Yeah I heard from the U.S. Army folks," he told CUTigers.com in a recent interview. "I told them I was coming to play in there game. I haven't heard from the Under Armour game yet."

A visit to Georgia has to be cancelled for this weekend.

"I haven't been on any visits the past few weeks," Jones said. "I was going to visit Georgia this weekend, but I can't. We have our football banquet this weekend."

When asked about his current favorites, Jones responded, "I am very open right now. I don't really have a top three or a top five right now. I like a lot of schools right now. "I will probably narrow it down sometime during my season. Then I will take my official visits."

The recruiting battle for Jones may last until next February.

"I am probably going to wait it out. I will probably announce my decision on signing day," said Jones.

The four-star linebacker holds offers from many of the top programs in the south, including Georgia, Clemson, LSU, Florida State, Alabama, Auburn and more.

So what will be important to the prize recruit when he selects a college?

"First of all I will be looking for a good education. I will be looking for somewhere that I will be comfortable for the next three or four years. I will look for good communication between me and my coach. I will want somewhere that I can come in and compete," replied Jones.

Jones was on hand for Clemson's 2007 season opener against Florida State and came away impressed with what the Tigers had to offer.

He is being recruited to Clemson by tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Billy Napier.


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