"It was a 10"

3-star safety prospect John Jones (6-2, 205, 4.6) of Sarasota (Fla.) Booker took his official visit to LSU over the weekend and it left such a good impression on him that the Florida commit is starting to think about LSU as a possible choice.

John Jones said that he enjoyed watching the Tigers and Alabama go at it and he felt like he got a good feel of what LSU had to offer.


"The game was exciting and the crowd and the atmosphere was crazy," he said. "The stadium was big and the facilities were nice. We went out to eat and then took like a mini tour of the campus. Everything we saw was real impressive.


"I think I got a good feel for what LSU is all about," said Jones. "After talking to the coaches and the professors I was pretty pleased. The coaches were great and the professor was a really nice guy. I got to take a look at the academic side of it and I liked what I saw."


Jones said that after the game he was able to make friends with all-American safety LaRon Landry.


"I just met him and he was a nice enough guy to take me around and show me what LSU and Louisiana was all about," said Jones. "I talked with the coaches and they were saying that if I came there I'd have a good chance of playing early because two of their safeties, one being LaRon, are graduating."

Playing in an aggressive defense is something Jones relishes and he said he was impressed with the Tiger "D".


"They really stepped up in the second half," said Jones. "That's what I like. They fought hard and they were really aggressive. They were so speedy and everybody was just flying to the ball."


Tiger Stadium has a reputation for being hostile and loud and that is exactly how Jones described it.


"It was crazy loud," he said.


Jones was one of three official visitors for the weekend and when we asked him how he would rate his trip on a scale of 1-10 he gave it the highest mark possible


"It was a "10"," he said.


So now the big question that LSU and Florida fans have is his commitment to Florida still firm?


"I don't know," he replied. "I'm starting to think about it now."








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