DB Sets UM Visit

Lake City (Fla.) Columbia standout defensive back Rashaun Jones certainly isn't lacking in the confidence department. "I feel there isn't a wide receiver in the state that can do me," Jones said.

"When I was at the Miami camp, some kid from De La Salle came in there and didn't show me anything. Antonio Cromartie, he had 2 catches against me in two years. I look forward to when I play against guys like Fred Rouse and Greg Carr later in the year."

Jones, at 6-1 and 195 pounds, projects as a free safety at the college level. He's been having an excellent season.

He has four touchdowns offensively in a run-oriented offense, while averaging over 20 yards per touch. Defensively, he has two picks but can count on two hands the number of times teams have thrown his direction. He's also added three touchdowns on special teams.

Those are some of the reasons why Jones is one of the state's top defensive back prospects.

"I'm still getting calls from a lot of them," he said. "North Carolina, Miami, Clemson, Florida, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Syracuse, South Florida, and Ole Miss still call a lot."

The talented defender said he's already scheduled three official visits and has a good idea on the last two.

"I got Clemson January 9th, North Carolina on the 16th, and Miami on December 19th," he said. "Those I know for sure. Florida and LSU will probably be my other two."

Jones said he's not sure of a single favorite right now.

"It doesn't matter to me where I go," he said. "I stay about 30 minutes from Gainesville but all that doesn't matter. I'll go wherever I feel most comfortable, where I can play and compete against the best."

Jones said he's gotten more familiar with the Hurricanes in recent months.

"I had a good time at their camp and everything," he said. "I like the way the coaches do things. I went to the Florida State/Miami game and saw them win pretty easily. I'm trying to get down for the Tennessee game in a couple weeks."

Jones claims he has scholarship offers from all five programs that he plans on visiting.

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