Two visits in mind for Florida 3-star OL

Benjamin Jones has emerged as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the entire state of Florida and the Miami (Northwestern) standout talked about the latest...

"We won our game against South Dade the other night and now we have a 4th round game coming up against Deerfield," Benjamin Jones said. "The winner of that goes to the championship game."

Jones, 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds, made the switch from the defensive line to offensive tackle a successful one this season.

"It was easy," he said. "I just go out there and play. Just go hard and good things will happen."

Jones, who has played both the right and left sides this season, continues to get recruited by a number of college programs.

"I have visits to Clemson and LSU in January," he said. "I don't know the exact dates but those are the only two for now."

In addition to those two, Jones will likely take at least a couple more.

"Ohio State's calling too, Tennessee's there, Miami's there," he said. "I don't have a leader -- I'm open to all these schools."

Jones was asked about some of the schools on his short list.

"I know LSU and Ohio State are playing for the title," he said. "That's good, shows they're winning. The coach from Tennessee was supposed to come by for an in-home visit this past week but he wasn't able to come until after 10 so he didn't come. He'll be by this week. Coach Stoutland from UM talked about coming by this week too."

Jones talked more about Miami, the school several of his teammates are committed to.

"Coach Stoutland is just trying to get to know me better," he said. "He's been talking to my mom, me, just getting to know us. We like him. I think he does a good job, is a good coach. UM's right close to home and I know a lot of people going there. They're right up there."

Inside the classroom, Jones is trying to focus on raising his test scores.

"I have a 2.8 GPA right now and scored a 15 on the ACT," he said. "I'm gonna te-take it this month and all I need to get is a 17. Hopefully I'll get a 19 or 20."

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