Will Phelon Jones follow his brother's lead?

Louisville, as well as many others, are expressing heavy interest in WR/CB prospect Phelon Jones, the younger brother of former Cardinal receiver Tiger Jones. Junior video highlights are included in this InsideTheVille.com exclusive...

After finding increased success recruiting the state of Alabama, the Louisville coaching staff has already turned it's attention on a number of the top unior prospects in the state. One such player is Phelon Jones of McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile.

As the younger brother of former Cardinal receiver Tiger Jones, the 6-foot, 190-pound cornerback/receiver prospect begins the recruiting process with a greater knowledge of the Cardinal program then most U of L targets.

"I went up there a few times when my brother was playing, so I know about it some," Jones recently told InsideTheVille.com.

Last fall, Jones started the season behind center, but was moved to receiver and eventually cornerback as the year wore on.

"I started off the season at quarterback and then switched to receiver after the third game," explained Jones, who added that he doesn't prefer one position over another. "I enjoy playing both receiver and corner, but it really depends on what the colleges need me for."

Following a strong season in 2005, he started at corner in the Alabama North-South junior all-star game, where he recorded 4 tackles and 2 pass deflections.

While he has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, Jones said that Louisville has recently indicated that one may be headed his way soon.

"I actually heard from Louisville last week," he said. "Coach Whitt talked to my father and told him that they really want me up there."

However, despite his familiarity of the U of L program, Jones says that he'll take his time before making a decision and that he will be looking for the perfect situation for him.

"I have an open mind about it all right now," he said. "I don't have any favorites. I'll be looking for the best fit for me."

Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska and Texas are among the others that have expressed early interest in Jones.


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