Phelon Jones and his father, Tony Jones, have told all of the coaches that he was solid with his pledge to Les Miles and most have turned elsewhere to fill their needs.
say most because one coach that does not want to take "No" for an answer is
How did that meeting go?
"Coach Saban was here at school for four hours today and he spent an hour talking to just Phelon," explained Tony. "He is an impressive guy and he understands how college athletics work. They want us to come up there this weekend to take a visit but we're not visiting. We have a lot of respect for Nick Saban but we just don't think it's the right place for Phelon."
Tony said that Saban made a strong pitch for Phelon's services but in the end he got the same answer that all of the coaches have gotten.
"We told him we were going to
LSU," said Tony. "He then kept telling us all of the benefits of going to
The local Crimson Tide fans around
"We walked outside our football complex and they had three television stations set up. Phelon was on the news and the fist thing they asked him was ‘Did you de-commit'?"
What did Phelon say?
"He said no," stated Tony.
Not long after Saban and the other
"They came in and said that Phelon you are our cornerback and we think you are going to be a pretty good college player," explained Tony. "They made us feel like LSU really cares about Phelon and that they want Phelon to play for them."
Tony said that Saban plans to call them Wednesday night to make another pitch for getting them to visit this weekend but after hearing what he had to say about LSU it doesn't look promising for the Crimson Tide.
"We like LSU and I say we I mean all of us," said Tony. "I mean me, Phelon, his mom, all of us. We like everything about LSU. We like the fans and think that LSU has the best fans in the world. We just hope that they accept us the way that we accept them.
"We like the coaches and the class that Les Miles is bringing in. This class right here has a chance to be No. 1 in the country and we're going to win a national championship with this group."
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