Jones planning to visit Louisville

Jason Jones, a 6'2, 220-pound linebacker from Albany, Georgia, is known as a late bloomer in the recruiting business. Jones didn't receive his first scholarship offer until mid-way through his senior season, but his recruitment has taken off in recent weeks.

Jason Jones, a 6'2, 220-pound linebacker from Albany, Georgia, is known as a late bloomer in the recruiting business.

Jones didn't receive his first scholarship offer until mid-way through his senior season – from 1-AA power Georgia Southern.

But after recording more than 150 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks and three interceptions this and earning area Player of the Year honors this season, Jones' recruitment has taken off in recent weeks.

Now, South Carolina has offered. So have Louisville, Ole Miss and Middle Tennessee. Jones will visit South Carolina this weekend and Ole Miss Jan. 18. He's also planning a visit to Louisville.

"I'm keeping my options open and I'm definitely going to consider Louisville," Jones said. "I'm visiting South Carolina this weekend and Ole Miss the following week. I'm still trying to get the Louisville trip worked out but I do want to visit there. I'm pretty sure I'll visit Louisville – it's just a matter of when it will be."

Louisville has had success landing players from Westover in the past, mostly recently Joshua Tinch and Kurt Quarterman. That track-record has put Louisville on Jones' radar. "I thought about Louisville even before they offered a scholarship because I knew about the Westover players that played there," Jones explained.

Jones also likes Auburn. He says the Tigers and Gamecocks currently top his list. "Auburn was my favorite but they haven't offered," Jones said. "I would say Auburn and South Carolina are my two top schools. Playing in the SEC would be big. That's the conference I want to play in."

Though he's planning to see the recruiting process to its end, the possibility exists that he could commit to South Carolina this weekend during his visit to the Columbia campus.

"I told them I wasn't going to commit on my visit but you never know what will happen when you get there and see the atmosphere," Jones said.


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