Jones Preparing for New School

Delvin Jones is one of the better looking athletes you will see anywhere in the country. The fact that he can run with the fastest prospects in South Florida and stands 6-5 while weighing 225 pounds is even more impressive. Raw talent oozes from Delvin Jones as he is readying for a new team and new season at Miami's Palmetto HS. We caught up with Delvin down in Miami a couple of weeks ago.

Delvin Jones was at the BadgerSports Pass Skills Camp in Miami Beach looking to compete against the fastest and most skilled players in America. Physically, Jones looks like a dominating defensive end capable of taking on monster offensive tackles. Then, he lines up wide and runs a pass route and you just have to shake your head at how fluid he moves and how fast he moves his 225-pound frame.

All of this happened just days after healing from a meniscus tear in his knee.

"I was doing alright,' Jones said about his time in one-on-ones that Sunday. "I'm a little bit out of shape. I'm off of crutches last week, I tore my meniscus. I can't move like I am used to. The competition is easy and it's fun."

There are a lot of schools in contact with Jones and they are recruiting him as a defensive end and tight end. Miami, Florida, Florida State, Alabama, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Oregon, Wisconsin, and others are emailing and sending Jones mail.

He recently transferred to Miami (FL) Palmetto and is looking to get the ball more on offense. The self proclaimed Hurricane fan likes the Canes, but there is another school he is eager to hear from.

"I grew up liking Miami, but the school I want to go to is USC," he said of the west coast Trojans. "There is just something about them that I like. I know a lot of guys that have been out there for official visits. I like how they produce kids going to the NFL."

The hometown Hurricanes are also high on the list and Jones has a connection or two there as well.

"I have a lot of mail from Miami," Jones said. "Michael Barrow used to coach at Homestead when I was there in ninth grade. He and I are real close. I go out there all the time when they are practicing."

He also follows the Florida Gators a little and was able to make a game in The Swamp during their national championship season.

"I took a visit to Florida when they played the Citadel," he said. "It was amazing and the campus was crazy. The defense was fast and everything was fast paced. I talked to Coach Bedford (UF's Dade Country recruiter) and he told me they will keep in contact with me."

Jones wants to play early, and because of that he will be keeping an eye on the depth chart at the school he decides on. However, he also understands that having strong players on the team already will also make him a better player.

"In the end, the depth chart is going to be a part of my decision," he said. "I don't care that much...because it just means I will have some good competition."

Scout.com will follow Delvin Jones recruitment throughout the 2010 recruiting process.

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