Jonas Mouton: An All-Star and an All-American

The holidays are a time to relax and enjoy the company of family. That is unless you are one of the top high school football prospects in the country. For safety Jonas Mouton of Venice, Calif., High School, playing in two all-star games means this time of year is anything but relaxing.

The holidays are upon us and that means family, food, and football. For most of us the football part means watching the games on the television after the holiday meal. However, for those on the field, it means preperation.

Two major high school all-star games will be played in the coming weeks - The CaliFlorida All-Star game in Fullerton, Calif., on Dec. 31, and the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 7. For Jonas Mouton, the No. 5 safety in the country according to, living so close to the first game affords the opportunity to play in both. Mouton's mom gave an update. "We are so busy trying to get everything together," Douran Mouton said. "First we have to go to Fullerton, Calif., for the CaliFlorida Bowl Game VI that Jonas is playing in on Dec. 31. He leaves Dec. 26 for Fullerton for the week. That game will be televised on Fox Sports Network. Then he leaves the next morning at 7 a.m. for San Antonio and as you know he will be there a week with the game on Jan. 7, 2006."

As if playing in two of the biggest high school games isn't enough notice that Mouton is indeed one of the elite players in the entire country, he was also recently announced as a First-Team USAToday All-American.

Mouton recently told National Recruiting Analyst Allen Wallace that he has narrowed his choice of schools down to three - Michigan, USC, and LSU. Nebraska, Michigan' opponent in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28, and which was at one time thought to be the leader, has been dropped. "I just couldn't see myself at Nebraska," Mouton said.

The 6-foot-2, 208-pound Mouton said an announcement may not come until Signing Day.

GBW will have complete coverage of the U.S. Army Game, including practices and updates on Mouton and a host of other players.

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