Chad Simmons

Canes offer rising sophomore OL

The Hurricanes are the latest school to offer this elite offensive line prospect.

Miami has been very active in recruiting the state of Georgia ever since Mark Richt got the job here. The latest offer went out to Callaway High offensive lineman Keiondre Jones, a rising sophomore.

At 6-foot-4 and 285 pounds, Jones is widely considered one of the best offensive line prospects in the entire state regardless of class. He plays both guard and tackle in high school but projects best as a guard at the college level.

Georgia was the first school to offer him, when Richt made the decision to do so last summer. Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, and Florida were schools that followed with offers and Miami did so a few days ago. The Miami offer is one he had been waiting on.

"Blessed to receive a dream offer from the University of Miami," Jones announced.

Georgia, being close to home and the first school to offer him, will likely be tough to beat in the end. He's been to Alabama before as well and likes them a lot. Even though he is familiar with Miami's coaching staff, it'll be hard to tell how much interest he really has in the Canes until he takes a visit here.

Jones is already on the national recruiting radar, and Scout's Chad Simmons believes he's one of the best 2019 prospects in the entire South.

"Jones is a monster up front," Simmons said. "He has big, strong hands, he is sporting a size 18 shoe, and he is very athletic."

While it's still a bit early in terms of Jones having to officially pick a school, the Canes are on the radar now and he's someone UM fans should know about.


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