One of the top sophomore’s in the county is Callaway (GA) left tackle Keiondre Jones. The massive 6-foot-4 295-pound left tackle has been offered by team across the country, and he lived up to the hype at the Elite Sophomore Classic a few weeks ago. Jones had a big sophomore campaign in 2016, but admitted there are still things he can improve on.
“I think I did pretty well last season.” Jones said.” I could still improve on a lot of things that I need to work on over the summer. I want to be more physical coming off the ball. If I can improve on that I feel like I can be unstoppable. Overall I had an alright season. The team had a great season and we went 13-1.”
Jones took multiple visits this past fall, including trips to Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, and Clemson. The Tigers impressed Jones and his mother on their visit, and they are high on his list early.
“They are winning for sure.” Jones said about Clemson. “When my mom and I got up there, we got a major feeling as soon as we got out of the car. It just felt right and it felt like home even though I had never been there before. Coach Swinney brings that ‘home’ feeling and I like the way he interacts with his players. I have a pretty good relationship with the staff over there.”
Auburn is another team on Jones’ list, and he is very familiar with the Auburn program.
“I like Auburn because it’s really close to home.” Jones said. “I have a good friend Quan Bray that went to Auburn. He doesn’t try to recruit me there because he says it’s my decision, but if I ever have any questions about them I can always ask him. I’ve been over to Auburn about 4 or 5 times in my lifetime.”
The Georgia Bulldogs are also being considered by Jones. He has a great relationship with head coach Kirby Smart, and visited Georgia twice this past fall.
“I visited Georgia for the game against Georgia Tech and the game against Tennessee.” Jones said. “The game against Tennessee was the best game I’ve seen in my whole life. I’ve been a Georgia fan for a long time, and my whole family is Georgia fans. I’ve got a really good relationship with head coach Kirby Smart too. I know a lot of current Georgia players and Georgia recruits.”
The Bulldogs offered early, and they made sure Jones knows that he is wanted in Athens for the 2019 class.
“I definitely think Georgia is making me a priority.” Jones said. “Coach Smart will talk to me about players he’s trying to get like Nolan and Owen so he talks to me about stuff like that. I know Nolan likes Georgia a lot.”
Jones admitted that he is very close with multiple guys in this 2019 class. Only a sophomore, Jones has been a highly coveted recruit for years now, and has built a strong relationship with other top prospects.
“Me and Nolan (Smith) are probably the closest.” Jones said. “The whole class is pretty close. We have a group chat going on with all the Georgia guys. I don’t know about everyone else in the class but I know all the Georgia guys are really close.”
The offseason should be a busy one for Jones who plans to take multiple visits and compete and some top camps this spring and summer.
“I’m trying to get to Ohio State, Miami, and I’m supposed to get back up to Clemson soon.” Jones said.
Jones visited Georgia Saturday with the True19 group, and admitted that he had a great visit and enjoyed seeing the new facilities.