LSU a finalist for 4-star WR Mykel Jones

The Tigers are one of three schools left in contention for one of Louisiana's best wide receivers.

LSU is one of three finalists for four-star wide receiver Mykel Jones, but the Tigers do trail the other two.

Jones' father confirmed to Scout's John Garcia that Alabama, Tennessee and LSU are the three schools still in contention for Louisiana's No. 2 pass catcher.

“The kid has a top three — Alabama, Tennessee and LSU’s probably third," said Ed Jones, Mykel's father. "That’s the correct statement."

Jones has played his recruitment very quietly and isn't often mentioned as one of LSU's top targets at the position. Many have felt Jones was destined to leave the state, but LSU is still very much in the mix.

Jones was in Baton Rouge last Wednesday and the Tigers are in line to receive one of his official visits.

Jones was one of the first in-state prospects LSU offered in the 2016 class, landing his more than two years ago. LSU also heavily recruited Jones' former teammate, Daylon Charlot, who eventually stuck with Alabama despite seriously considering the Tigers.

Charlot is actually a big reason why most consider Alabama to be Jones' leader as well. Jones was recently in Tuscaloosa and got to spend time with Charlot, giving him an opportunity to shadow him on a typical day as an Alabama freshman.

Jones also visited Tennessee recently for the Volunteers big Orange Carpet recruiting event.

A final decision is not imminent between these three SEC programs, but Jones' father did say his son is solely focused on them entering the fall. An early enrollment is a possibility, and that may alter his timeline, but nothing will likely happen until after Jones' senior season.

Jones is currently rehabbing a torn ACL he suffered last year, but he's expected to make a 100 percent recovery.

"We’re going to have to sit back down and talk about it as a family," said Ed Jones. "We’ve got to talk about his graduating early, which he has the option of doing, that would speed up the process. We just don’t know at this time. But a decision won’t be in the immediate future, I can tell you that. The list is down to three, it’s a finalists list."

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