Mouton Making Friends in Michigan

Jonas Mouton is most likely the top target for Michigan at the safety position this recruiting year. The five-star prospect will take his third official visit this weekend as he travels home to Louisiana to visit LSU. He told on Wednesday that he is speaking on a regular basis with friends he's made at Michigan.

Safety Jonas Mouton of Venice, Calif., High School was added to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl roster on Friday. Not wanting to create a distraction during the game, he chose to have the announcement at school, during the day. "It's an honor to be selected, but I want to keep focused on the season," he said. "We're 5-1 and doing well, and I've been told that I'm the top tackler and rusher in the league so far. I just want to keep winning."

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Mouton will be off this weekend to Louisiana, where he was born, to officially visit LSU. His father, who is in Los Angeles after fleeing the state before Hurricane Katrina hit land, will be accompanying his son on the trip. "I'm looking forward to the trip," he said. "There are certain things I'll be looking for, as I have during my other visits. How they run the program and how they are academically. I was real impressed with those things at Michigan."

Mouton already had a friend at Michigan before he visited the campus in Sept. Michigan freshman defensive back Chris Richards and Mouton struck up a friendship during the Shriners All-Star event in the summer. He made a few more friends during the visit. "I talk to Chris two or three times a week," he said. "I also talk to Johnny (Sears) and Kevin (Grady) a lot."

The visit to LSU will be Mouton's third official visit. Along with Michigan he has visited Nebraska. He is unsure who will get the remaining two. "I still have a long time to go before I'm going to decide," he said. "Right now the season is the most important thing for me. I don't really have anyone leading."

On a personal note, Mouton's mother told that while there were initially some members of their family in Louisiana unaccounted for, all are now safe.

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