Hampton (GA) Dutchtown standout Donovahn Jones (6-3, 195, 4.45) is such a great athlete that schools are recruiting him at a variety of positions.
Some are looking at him at his high school position of quarterback, others at wide receiver, some at cornerback and a few at safety.
It's safety where Arkansas sees Jones, who is set to take an unofficial visit to Fayetteville on Wednesday and Thursday to check out the Razorbacks.
"I really feel comfortable with (Arkansas linebacker) Coach (Taver) Johnson and I can't wait to get up there and check everything out," Jones said. "I don't know a lot about them other than they have had a lot of success lately and are a great football program."
Jones, who passed for 1,076 yards and rushed for 650 yards last season as a junior, does have some aunts in Little Rock.
"They would love to see me play for the Razorbacks," Jones said.
Jones had initially just wanted to play offense in college, but has come around to the idea of playing defense – be it cornerback or safety.
"That's one of the reasons I am making this trip to Arkansas – to see how I would be used and see what type of player they think I could be on that side of the ball," Jones said. "I'll have to say that playing for an SEC school is really something that appeals to me and maybe I am better suited for defense."
Jones, who talked during a break Tuesday afternoon during a 7-on-7 tournament in Carrollton, Ga., has 18 scholarship offers.
"I have offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina State, Arkansas State and Wake Forest and many others," Jones said. "I have only one official visit set and that is to Minnesota, but I will be working with the coaches to set the others up."
In addition to visiting Arkansas this week, Jones plans on visiting Missouri and Arkansas State before heading back to Georgia.
"I just want to check all these schools out and try to make a good decision," Jones said. "I am in no hurry to make a decision, but this is a good time for me to make trips before practice starts."
Jones believes that his biggest strength on the football field is confidence in his ability.
"No matter that position I am at, I think I can make plays whether it be on offense or defense," Jones said. "I am just trying to get bigger and faster and get better at everything."
Jones Excited About Arkansas Visit
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