Last season, Jones earned
first-team all-district as a defensive tackle. In seasons prior, he was a
second-team all-state pick and was named one of the top ten offensive linemen in
Which side of the ball he will end up on at the next level remains unclear but most feel that he will end up on the d-line.
"Right now my top five are LSU,
When Tiger Rag interviewed the
"I like LSU because it is close to home," he said. "It's only two hours away so my parents can come watch me. I think they have a nice education program. I like the fact that if something happens and you miss a class, you can just watch the class on a lap top or something."
Jones said that although LSU is at the top of his list, he's not quite ready to commit.
"They're still my favorite," he said. "I'm kind of just waiting it out though. I don't want to rush anything."
The camp experience a couple of weeks ago was good for Jones and it gave the coaches a chance to move him around a little.
"I think I did pretty good," said Jones. "The offensive line coach put me on the other side of the ball and let me play offense. That's where I feel most comfortable and that's where I won most of my awards."
After showcasing his skills, the big man was treated to a tour of the football facilities.
"Coach Peveto took me around the football complex," said Jones. "I got to see the locker room and the weight room. I thought they were pretty impressive."
Peveto has been handling Jones'
recruitment since day one and like with most of the players he recruits in
"Coach Peveto is recruiting me and he's been really nice," Jones said. "I like him because he's real with you. He always just tells you the truth. He said he liked my power and speed, and my explosiveness."
Note** Jones said he currently holds a 2.9 GPA and scored an 850 on his SAT.