Sleeper DE does well at Miami camp

Joe Jones is a talented defensive end prospect from Champagnant Catholic High in Miami and Scout caught up with him for the latest.

Joe Jones put his name on the recruiting map with a strong junior season. He finished the year with 21 tackles for loss and 12 sacks as a defensive lineman. Now he's been on the camp circuit trying to earn some offers.

"I camped at UM and USF so far," he said, as he continued talking about his performance at Miami's camp a few weeks ago.

"Coach Franklin said I'm on the radar and Hurlie Brown had me fill out some papers," he said. "I measured 6'3.5 and 230 and had a 4.69 40."

Jones, who is still waiting for his first BCS offer, lists a few schools that stand out above the rest for him right now.

"My top schools are Utah State, Georgia, Ole Miss, Miami, Florida, Clemson, USF and Alabama," he said. "This is my 2nd year of organized football and I'm bigger, stronger and faster."

As a Prospect: Jones played a lot on the interior of the defensive line last season but lacks ideal size to play there at the next level. He was active and has shown that he's a very good football player. He will play defensive end at the college level and college coaches will also like how he plays both ways (tight end, too). He is emerging as one of the top defensive line prospects in the Miami area for the 2013 class.

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