Jonas Mouton Reunites with a Friend in Texas

When five-star safety Jonas Mouton took his official visit to Michigan in September, he already had a friend in Ann Arbor. When he left, he'd added several more, one of which he reunited with on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. Mouton and Michigan commitment Steve Brown are participants in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl game, which will be played in the Alamodome on Jan. 7. spoke briefly with Mouton as he was checking in at the event hotel.

The performance by Michigan safeties in their 32-28 loss to Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28 underscored the need the Wolverines have at the position. One of the top remaining targets for the Maize and Blue is safety Jonas Mouton of Venice, Calif., High School. Mouton arrived in San Antonio, Texas on Sunday to begin preparation for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl to be played on Jan. 7 at the Alamodome.

Mouton met up with fellow safety, and Michigan commitment, Steve Brown of Columbus, Ind., East High School. The two had met during Mouton's official visit to Michigan on Sept. 10.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Mouton has narrowed his list of schools to three – Michigan, USC, and LSU. He recently dropped long-time favorite Nebraska. While many prospects will be announcing their college choices at the game, which will be televised nationally by NBC, Mouton is undecided on whether he will do so. "I really doubt it," he said. "I will probably wait until closer to Signing Day.

When last spoke with Mouton he claimed he had a favorite, but didn't want to publicly disclose the lucky school. When asked if his favorite had changed since that time, which included an official visit to USC, Mouton quickly replied, "No, not at all."

Mouton was recently named to the USAToday All-American team and played in the CaliFlorida Bowl game in Fullerton, Calif. While the weather during the week of practices for the game was typical for Southern California, gameday brought with it a steady downpour. "It was a lot of fun even though the game was sloppy because of the weather," Mouton said. "I was happy with the way I played but I wish I would have gotten more time. I think they might have kept me out of the fourth quarter because I was playing here (at the Army game)."

Mouton said he would have a large contingent of fans cheering him on for the game. "My mom, dad, cousins, uncles, everyone will be here," he said.

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