Two Standout for Chad Jones

After a long summer filled with football camps and baseball games, Chad Jones is gearing up for his first game of the season this Thursday.

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.  

 

Out all of his 40-plus offers, Scout.com's No. 11 rated safety has narrowed his selection to LSU, Miami, Florida, Florida State, Ole Miss and Clemson.

 

He said he definitely plans on taking official visits to the Florida schools, but that LSU will most likely be relegated to an unofficial visit.

 

"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 Miami stand out the most.

 

"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 Miami because when his brother (Rahim Alem) was being recruited, he followed him on his official visit to the school. His brother eventually signed with LSU and that is something he said is important.

 

"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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