Orlando DT Likes Noles And Canes

Not only will the Seminoles and Hurricanes be battling on the gridiron Oct. 11, both programs will be fighting it out the next few months on the recruiting trail for some of the nation's top prospects, including Orlando Edgewater's <b>Aaron Jones, Jr.</b> The Territory.org caught up with the dominating 6-foot-3, 272-pound lineman to find out where he stands. Click here for Jones' thoughts.

"Right now my lists of schools are Florida State, Miami, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee," The insiders.com three-star prospect said. "I'll most likely choose between Florida State and Miami. I want to stay in Florida."

What exactly does Jones like about the two in-state rivals?

"Miami is a good team that builds players into NFL stars," he said. "Florida State is the same exact thing plus I get along real well with the coaches there. The defensive line coach, Odell Haggins, is a real cool guy. He has coached a lot of defensive tackles that went on to play in the NFL."

On October 11th, Jones will visit Tallahassee unofficially when the Seminoles take on the Hurricanes.

Jones Jr. has learned a lot from his father, Aaron Jones, Sr., who has played in the NFL for the Steelers, the Patriots and the Dolphins.

"My first year of playing football was my freshman year in high school," Jones, Jr. said. "I'm still learning the game and show me a lot of little things that helps me improve my game."

Last year as a junior, he totaled 69 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, and 11 sacks while playing with a broken wrist most of the season.

So far this season, Jones has led his team to a 3-1 record by recording two sacks and 10 pressures.

"Right now I'm playing defensive end and teams are running against me," he said.

Jones, Jr. and teammate Kenny Ingram have talked about playing together in college also.

"Kenny and I have talked about it some," Jones, Jr., who on track to qualify academically, said. "We haven't made a decision yet but we could be a package deal."

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