Ga Safety Reports Over 30 Offers, Including U-M

Four-star safety Reshad Jones was recently reported to have listed a top five which included Michigan. With safety being a position of need for the Wolverines in this class, Jones would be a major coup. caught up with the Peach State standout Thursday morning.

The phone rang early Thursday morning at the West Coast offices of On the other end was four-star safety Reshad Jones of Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, which is three hours ahead. Jones was returning a call put in earlier and was happy to talk about his recruiting.

The No. 12 safety in the country according to recently listed a top five from a list of over 30 offers which does include U-M. Michigan was in that top five, but it isn't set in stone. "I just listed five schools," Jones said. "I really haven't narrowed things down yet. I don't remember who is recruiting me from Michigan. I know they have early playing time available and I may visit them this fall." However, he has mentioned Michigan as a school high on his list in several prior reports. He also said that early playing time would be a factor in his decision. The other schools listed are Oklahoma, LSU, Miami and Florida.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Jones hit the Nike Camp in Athens, Ga., in the spring and reports a 4.5 in the 40. He said he also visited Arkansas and Auburn for camps during the summer. He said all the schools are recruiting him for safety, which is his preference. An earlier report stated Jones would wait until Signing Day to announce his decision, but it may come sooner. "I'd like to decide sometime in the middle of the season," he said.

Jones also plays basketball and track for the Bulldogs. He runs 100 and 200-meter events and reports a top 100 of 10.8.

Washington opens the season Aug. 20 at home against Douglass. The Bulldogs finished last season with a 12-2 record and bowed out in the third round of the playoffs with a 10-7 loss to Ware County. Jones reports 71 tackles and 10 interceptions during his junior campaign. He said he would like to major in sports management and has a 2.8 grade-point-average, along with a 1590 on the new version of the SAT.

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