Chad Jones talks about LSU trip

Scout.com 5-star safety Chad Jones lives only minutes away from LSU and this past weekend he was on campus for his official visit to get another first-hand look at Les Miles' program.

The Baton Rouge-Southern Lab product has been to LSU unofficially many times over the years so this trip was not as business-like as the other trips he has been on.

 

"The main difference between the trips was that I knew the coaches and players at LSU a little better, so it was a much more loose type of atmosphere," said the nation's No.1 rated safety. "I didn't really know the coaches in Florida that well when I went so it was kind of tight at first."

 

Overall, Jones said he was happy with the visit.

 

"I had a real good time and I enjoyed spending time with the coaches and players," he said. "I had good conversations with the coaching staff. We talked about where I would fit in and how they had both safeties leaving and only had one player left who had experience at that position. They said I'd have a good opportunity to compete for the starting job."

 

During the course of his stay, Jones spent a lot of time with the coaches and he said that giving Les Miles a commitment did cross his mind.

 

"The coaches, I wouldn't say really pressured me into trying to commit, but they threw it out there a couple of times; you know, just to get it in my head," said Jones. "Yeah, I thought about committing on all of my visits, but it definitely crossed my mind a couple of times this weekend."

 

 

Once Jones wrapped up his football portion of the visit he headed over to Alex Box Stadium to watch the LSU baseball team workout.

 

Baseball is going to play a big part in his decision because if he does not go the professional baseball route in June then he will definitely lace up the cleats during the spring and play baseball in college.

 

"I just went to watch them practice some," said Jones. "I've been checking out coach (Paul) Manieri some to see what style he is bringing to the program and he looks like he is going to turn things around."

 

Jones said that right now, LSU and Florida are his favorites, but that Florida State is still in the hunt. He said he has no time table for an announcement on his decision, but did say what will be his determining factor.

 

"I just want to be at a school where I am going to fit in the best, both on the field and off," he said.

 


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