KY OL Micah Jones Loves Michigan Tradition

Mayfield (Kentucky) High School OL <b>Micah Jones</b> has offers from schools all over the South, but there is one northern school that has his attention. GoBlueWolverine Magazine talked to the standout lineman Wednesday to find out where that school stood in his recruitment.

Micah Jones (6-5, 325 lbs, 5.1 in the 40, 2.3 GPA, 21 ACT) is a very polite and well-spoken young man, a lot of "yessir's and nossir's. Jones is focusing on his season as his team gets ready to start the playoffs, "I've haven't really been to involved with what's going on with my recruiting," Jones said. "Schools call and send letters, but I'm not really going to concentrate on anything in that area until after my season is over on Dec. 6th."

Last season Jones helped his team win the Class A State Championships, a feat he hopes to accomplish again this year. He says he's heard from most of the southern schools as well as a particular school from a little farther North, "Coach Herrmann and Sheridan came down last spring to see me," Jones said. "I just love the tradition at Michigan, and all those poeple that go to the games. I have some family in the Detroit area but I've never been there."

Jones said he is possibly going to take in one game before his season is over, though, "I think I'm going to make an official visit for the Alabama - LSU game on November 15th," he said. "Other than that I'll take all of my visits at the end of the year and make my decision sometime after that, probably in January." Schools he listed for possible visits include his top-five, "Michigan, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Auburn.

The big guy plays both ways for Mayfield but is planning on staying on the offensive side of the ball in college, "I like it better on offense," he said. "I play tackle now but I'll probably play at the guard position when I go to college. I'm big and my strength is my pass-protection."

Playing time is a big consideration for Jones as far as which school will get his services though he did say he was willing to red-shirt. While he said it's been a while since the U-M coaches have been in contact, he said he's pretty sure he has an offer, "I get a lot of letters from a lot of different people," he said. "I'm not sure if I want to leave home, like I said I'll look at this more after my season ends, but if I do decide to go out-of-state it won't be a problem."

Jones said he's watched about half of the Michigan games this year. When asked if there was one player from U-M he admired, he didn't hesitate, "Oh, yes sir, John Runyan is my all-time favorite Michigan player," Jones said. "He was a great player."

Mayfield is 6-3 and has one more regular-season game against Ballard-Memorial this Friday, then the playoffs begin.

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