Mouton: Three Visits Done, Taking a Break

Five-star safety Jonas Mouton of Venice, Calif., has taken official visits to Nebraska, Michigan, and LSU. With his season winding down and playoffs looming, he is taking a break from recruiting and concentrating on school and his team. The No. 4 player spoke Tuesday with, and while he knows what he likes, he is keeping things close to the vest.

Things can be hectic these days in the recruiting game. With coaches calling, and press and fans constantly wanting to know every move so they can attempt to decipher the destination of their favorite players, it is sometimes necessary for a kid to take a break. Such is the case with Venice, Calif., safety, and prospect, Jonas Mouton. He recently returned from an official visit to LSU. "It was fun, he people down there were great," he said. "They won and the game atmosphere was really exciting. My dad didn't go with me to the game, but joined me on Sunday."

The No. 4 safety in the country according to visited Nebraska on Sept. 2, and Michigan on Sept. 10. "I haven't decided yet if I'm going to take any more visits, or where," he said. "I do have a favorite but I don't want to make it public, I just want to take it easy and focus on my season. The process is still kinda fun, but I'm not talking to a lot of people right now."

Two people he had spoken with on Tuesday hailed from Ann Arbor. "I spoke with coach English today (Tuesday)," he said. "And I talked to Chris (Richards, Michigan freshman cornerback from California). Coach English and I talked about what I'm going to do and where I would fit in at Michigan, the usual stuff. Chris and I talk a lot about everything."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Mouton has some exciting options regarding how he makes his announcement. "I thought about doing it at the Army Game," he said. "But ESPN wants me to do it on their show, so I might do that." Mouton was recently selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Venice is 5-2 on the season and coming off a tough 19-14 loss at Fairfax. "We had four touchdowns called back," Mouton said. The Gondoliers are home for the rest of the season, and face Westchester on Friday.

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