RECRUITING: Playing Time Gets Jones Attention

When college recruiters give Reshad Jones a call, if they want his undivided attention they need to talk about playing time. This four-star (by scout.com) recruit from Washington, Georgia is a member of the South Hot 100. He has some big time schools recruiting him and the one that lands him will most likely be the one that convinces him he will see the playing field early.

(Reshad Jones profile)

Jones, a 6-2, 180-pounder, is the eleventh ranked safety in the nation by scout.com. He has good size now but his frame is expected to fill out to more than 200 pounds in the next couple of years. He runs a 4.58 40.

He is focusing his sights on Oklahoma, Michigan, Florida, Miami and California. He is making plans to visit all five schools before he comes to a final decision.

"Most of the coaches tell me they are looking for a big time safety," said Jones, whose only visit so far is an unofficial to Georgia.

Miami is of particular interest to Jones because "they produce a lot of NFL players." He says that he would like to play in the NFL someday and since Miami is a good proving ground, the Hurricanes are on his radar.

Jones says that he has thought about Florida because the coaches contact him on a regular basis.

Jones says, "The coaches from UF contact me more than the other schools. I like the idea of playing at UF, because I have the opportunity to go in and earn playing time immediately."

Jones says that Michigan also offers the opportunity of immediate field time. He says Michigan coaches tell him he has the opportunity to come in and play in his first season.

He says that weather is a real asset for California as well as Miami and Florida.

When the final choice is made, Jones said the factors to consider will be "playing time, the coaching staff and how I get treated."


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