Tall Lineman Visits Auburn Junior Day

Ben Jones made a trip from Florida to check out the Auburn football team as the Tigers held another junior day.

Belleview, Fla.--Ben Jones, a six-foot-six, 255-pound offensive line prospect, is coming off a strong junior season that has attracted the attention of college coaches.

One of those colleges that is looking at the class of 2014 lineman is Auburn, which invited him to campus for a junior day on Saturday.

Jones toured the campus, talked with the coaches and got to watch Auburn's first full pads practice of spring training.

"This visit went well," said Jones. "It was the first junior day I have gone to and I still have several more I plan to go to. It was a good experience."

"The practice had they us watch looked very similar to what we do in high school," he said, noting his team runs an up-tempo style of offense.

Ben Jones

One of the more impressive performers at the Step It Up Combine in Orlando this year, the Belleview High player has been a starter since his sophomore season.

"I have played pretty much every position on the offensive line," he said. "This past year I played left guard and left tackle plus right guard and right tackle."

With his height Jones projects as an offensive tackle prospect in college. In addition to Auburn he is hearing from Wisconsin, Memphis, Central Florida, Indiana and Duke, but is still waiting for his first scholarship offer.

Auburn recruiting coordinator Rodney Garner invited him to check out the Tigers. Jones said he is glad he made the visit, noting that Auburn is now one of his favorites.

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