St. Aug's Jones on the recruiting trail

New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine has one of the most fearsome offensive tackle duos in the South in Ernest Jones and William Russ. <br><br> Tiger Rag caught up with Jones to see how the recruiting process was treating him.

"I haven't gotten any offers yet but a lot of schools are telling me they are going to be looking at me in the upcoming season and making sure I keep my grades up," said the 6-4, 340 pound right tackle. "The schools I really like and that I am looking at right now are Nebraska, Oklahoma, LSU, West Virginia and Ohio State."

Is there a leader in that group?

"I'd love to go to LSU," Jones said. "I was looking to get a little farther away from home but I'd love to go to LSU. LSU is my No. 1 choice and then Nebraska."

What stands out about Nebraska other than getting away from home?

"I've done a lot of homework on Nebraska and it seems like they have a nice campus and a good football program."

Jones works hard in the weight room with a 335-pound bench and he squats 510. His strength is one of the things that enables him to stay ahead of his opponents.

"For a person my size I can move a little better than most people my size," he said. "I work hard so I can be a little stronger than the defensive linemen I go up against."

Jones has some ground to make up in the class room, but he is close enough now that he can easily become a qualifier next year.

Once he gets a qualifying test score the offers should start coming in for this talented tackle.

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