Best In The State?

Rumor has it that some college scouts think that <b>Charlie Jones</b> is the best running back in the state. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound bruiser, who is from Homestead South Dade, doesn't disagree. Click here for the details.

When asked what effect does highly recruited running back Bobby Washington's decision to attend the University of Miami, Jones had this to say.

"It doesn't matter because I think I'm the better guy," Jones, who rushed for over 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior, said.

Right now at least 19 colleges think he's a pretty good running back also.

"I have 19 offers," he said. "Miami, Florida, Florida State and Notre Dame have verbally offered me now." "Some of my written ones are from Ohio State, Rutgers, Tennessee, LSU, Boston College, Iowa and Pittsburgh."

Right now Jones likes Miami, Florida, Notre Dame, North Carolina State and Ohio State best. He also has some interest in Florida State and Pittsburgh.

What makes the South Dade running back so special?

"My style resembles Ricky Williams," he said. "I can run around you and I can run through you. I'm an all around back."

After watching his highlight tape, The Territory doesn't disagree. Jones is a compact back that has a lot of power. His strength and vision makes him. In the writer's opinion, he might be the top back in the state. He most certainly is one of the top backs in the Southeast for the class of 2004.

This summer, Jones plans on attending Miami's football camp.

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