Last season at Baton Rouge-Southern Lab, the 4-star prospect was a Class A First team All-State selection after he recorded 84 tackles and picked off four passes.
He said he definitely plans on
taking official visits to the
"I don't think I'll make it to LSU for an official visit," said Chad Jones. "I can really go there any time. I've already taken several unofficial visits and I will take many more this season. I will probably go this Saturday to check out the season opener."
Jones said of the schools he has
narrowed things down to, LSU and
"It's going to depend on where the school is located I guess," said Jones. "I know that all these schools have great facilities and academics and all, I just want to see if there is something to do other than just be on campus."
Jones also said he likes
"I don't want to say it will be a big factor," he said. "It would play a big role for me though. I like LSU because it's real comfortable for me. It would be nice to play with my brother again too."
Along with being one of the nation's premiere safeties, Jones is also projected as one of the top high school baseball players in the country.
There is a good chance that major league baseball will come calling in June and he will likely have to decide between taking the money and hitting the minor league baseball scene or heading to college and moonlighting as a football/baseball player.
How does he feel about the two scenarios?
"Really, it's something that I am not focusing on that much," he said. "When the time comes I will deal with that but for now I am enjoying playing both sports. Either way, I can't go wrong."
Focusing on the upcoming season on the gridiron is first and foremost for Jones and he has a couple of goals in sight.
"The team goal is to win the state championship," he stated. "As far as me, I just want to go out and have another good year."
Note: Jones reports a 24 on the ACT and has the necessary core GPA to meet NCAA academic requirements.
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