D.J. Jones Talks Recruiting

D.J. Jones, a power-hitting outfielder who plays for Gulf Shores High School in Alabama, has numerous colleges recruiting him, including many of the Southeastern Conference schools as well as several top schools from other conferences.

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"Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Ole Miss are showing interest in me," said D.J., who hit .557 with 8 home runs last year. "I've gotten some letters from Mississippi State but I really haven't heard much from them. I've also received letters from a lot of other colleges from all over the nation. I've received letters from Texas, Army, Navy and Virginia Tech, schools like that."

Three schools have even extended scholarship offers.

"I've received offers from Samford in Birmingham, Liberty in Virginia and Alabama," said the 6-1, 185-pounder.

As for what schools he is most interested in, he has four at the top of his list at the moment.

"I'm interested in Alabama, Auburn, Florida State and Arkansas right now," said the two-time 4A All-State selection.

He explained what he likes about each school.

Alabama - "I have a lot of friends who go to Alabama. I like their program and their coaches have been pretty nice to us."

Auburn - "I've always been an Auburn fan. I like their program and I have some friends who play on the Auburn baseball team."

Florida State - "I like everything about Florida State. I've visited there two or three times and I liked it."

Arkansas - "Everything is nice about Arkansas. Their coaches are nice. Their facilities are the best."

Does he plan on committing early or will he take all of his visits prior to committing?

"I am going to take all of my visits and commit after that," said D.J. "All of the schools that I mentioned that I'm interested in have talked to me about setting up official visits."

Once he takes all of his official visits, will he select Auburn, the school he is a fan of, or will he choose one of the other three colleges he is currently interested in or will another school jump into his recruiting picture and ultimately sign him? Check back with Scout.com to find out.

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