Bears offer TN DL

Missouri State, among others, have been involved with Lebanon (TN.) High lineman DeShaun Jones. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound tackle has picked up one offer, but has been garnering additional interest.

Missouri State, among others, have been involved with Lebanon (TN.) High lineman DeShaun Jones. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound tackle has picked up one offer, but has been garnering additional interest.

DeShaun Jones picked up an offer from Missouri State several days ago. The senior lineman is contemplating a trip to Springfield at some point.

“(Visiting Missouri State) is something I’m definitely looking into. I’ve never been down to Missouri State before on a visit. I’m hoping that can happen,” Jones said.

Part of the attraction between Jones and the Bears is his feel for the coaches, especially Head Coach Terry Allen.

“I’ve talked to (Coach Allen) a few times. He seems pretty sincere. A lot of coaches tell you what you want to hear so they can get you down there. Coach Allen seems pretty legit. When it comes to recruiting, that plays a big part,” he continued.

Jones made a trip to Western Kentucky recently for their contest against UAB, a visit that he calls his best yet.

“The atmosphere (at Western Kentucky) was real good. I was telling my mom that was one of my best visits that I’ve been on. I really enjoyed myself. It was one of the best atmospheres that I’ve seen so far. I got to see the competition and the level of play. I got a chance to see what it would be like if I played in that conference,” he continued.

Jones has also been hearing from UAB, Tennessee State, and Tennessee-Martin. He plans to visit UT-Martin on October 25th.

Jones, was set to attend Henderson State when he graduated from high school, but things didn’t work out. So while he’s been out of school for a while, he’ll be a true freshman when he enrolls in January.

Aside from being a little older than most freshman, what else will he bring to the table?

“My strength and my awareness of being able to know when to do a certain move,” said Jones. “It’s not always about overpowering a person. Sometimes you have to do certain moves to get the job done. I think my knowledge of the game gives me an advantage.

“I definitely use my mind (on the field), but I’m nasty and aggressive. I go off speed and power. Being able to make tackles for loss is something I really strive on. That really gets me pumped,” he finished.

Bear Boulevard and Scout.com will keep you updated on DeShaun Jones.

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