Back from camp

Darius Jones was scheduled to take an unofficial visit over the weekend to check out things in Norman (Okla.) but that trip got pushed back to a later date. Instead of sitting around, though, the 4-star prospect from Marshall (Texas) decided to travel South and take in the sights at another one of his three favorites.

“I just got back this afternoon (Tuesday) from LSU,” said Jones, who generated 1525 yards of total offense and scored 12 touchdowns as a junior.


Jones (5-11, 175, 4.5) got into Baton Rouge on Monday and worked out in the afternoon session of LSU’s camp and he felt like he showed the coaches what he can do on the defensive side of the ball.


“I worked out at corner and they put me through a lot,” Jones said with a laugh. “They ran me through different coverages and put me in different situations but I felt like I did real well.”


Before Jones left on Tuesday he took a tour of the facilities along with his mother.


“They showed us everything we could imagine,” he said. “They showed us the academic center and that place was big then the weight room and everything you could think of.”


While they were taking in the sights and surroundings there were a couple of things that stood out to Jones and his mother.


“I really liked how the campus was so big and the people were so friendly,” he said. “I could tell as soon as I got there that I was going to like it. It was like I was back at home. I don’t know really know why but it just felt like I was at home.


“My mom really liked the academic center,” he added. “She liked how it was so big and they had so much help for you. She said if you can’t get it done here then you can’t get it done anywhere.”


Before Jones and his mom hopped back on the road to head home they had a chance to sit down with LSU’s headman and discuss a few other things.


“He just really said how much they wanted me but he didn’t pressure me or anything,” said Jones. “He just said that they wanted me and then me and my mom told him we would have to think about it.”


Did the standout athlete think about pulling the trigger?


“I thought about it because I mean they are the national champs and it is LSU but I still need to see Texas A&M and Oklahoma,” he said.

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