Louisville commit visiting UGA

It was just over a week ago that Louisville picked up a commitment from one of the sleepers in Florida. Since then Georgia has offered and he will visit Athens this weekend...

Shaquille Jones was originally committed to South Alabama.

Once the new year rolled in, new schools started inquiring about the 6-foot-2, 175 pound athlete out of Merritt Island, Fla.

"Minnesota, Ohio State, Georgia, Louisville, UCF, and some others got on Shaq," said Jeff McLean, the head coach at Merritt Island. "He had a big senior season and schools noticed that."

Despite locking one side of the field down for the Merritt Island defense, Jones returned four kickoffs for touchdowns. He has a lot of ability.

"Shaq is a tall athlete who really plays corner well. He had a number of interceptions for us, he changed games for us this season, and he has so much potential. He is fast with good size and he is a very good athlete."

Louisville got the three-star corner on an official visit and on January 22, Jones committed to the Cardinals.

Here we are a week later and Georgia will get him up to Athens for an official visit.

"Georgia offered me last week and I will be visiting there Friday," said Jones.

The visit to UGA has not changed his commitment status to Louisville, but he will give the Dawgs a look.

"Shaq does not talk too much about it all, but he has really been wearing his Louisville jacket around here a lot," said Coach McLean. "He is committed to Louisville right now, I know that. He seems to be solid, but you never can tell."

Jones had a great visit to Louisville and he will now trip to Georgia. The Cardinals made him feel right at home, so UGA has a lot of work to do if it expects to flip this Sunshine State corner.

"I liked just everything about it (Louisville visit)," said Jones. "It's the right place for me."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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