Is Jonas Mouton Seeing Red?

In every recruiting cycle, some prospects are needs, some are wants and some prospects are so good, they demand a combination title. Jonas Mouton is one such prospect. The Cornhuskers have been hot on his trail for quite some time as Mouton would do well to help shore up talent and depth issues in the defensive secondary. The question is: Is he even considering Nebraska in the first place?

When you're talking about some of the secondary prospects that Nebraska is looking at for this recruiting cycle, names like A.J. Wallace, Taylor Mays and Greg Davis all pop up.  One guy that can and will do plenty of damage in his own right in the collegiate level is Venice Senior High School's Jonas Mouton.  He has the size and speed of a linebacker but he's so swift, he could make one of the more punishing safeties in the nation.

No school has distinguished themselves as the top recruiter to Jonas probably because they're all doing what they can to stick out and in the end, all the effort in the world from a number of different colleges still leaves them even.  "Just about all the schools that have offered me are recruiting me hard.  They send mail all the time.  When they are able to call, they call, so it's been pretty much even," said Mouton.  Jonas claims no favorites at all at this point, either.

With no favorites officially or having anyone standing out in the recruiting race, it's a wonder to most fans, including Nebraska, just where he stands.  The good news for the Cornhuskers is that Jonas is quite interested in the Big Red.  "I like Nebraska and with them bringing Marlon (Lucky) up there and a few other guys, I like Nebraska and I like Coach (John) Blake. He's a good guy.  My coach knew Coach Blake for a while so they have a relationship, but he's pretty much keeping it honest and straight with me," said Mouton.

Mouton receives handwritten letters from the University of Nebraska constantly, even receiving one this very evening.  He mentioned that by the time school starts for the next year, he will narrow things down to the top five or eight schools that he is strongly considering and at this point, it appears Nebraska will make the cut.

Jonas has already taken a couple of unofficial visits and enjoyed his time at both.  "I took one to Mississippi State and one to Arizona.  They were alright, I had a good time at both schools and everybody showed me love," said Mouton.  His status on any others is doubtful as he has a lot going on this summer with team camps and workouts.  In terms of evaluations, Jonas said that, "Every school in the Pac-10, Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan and Nebraska," has been out to see him and what he can do.


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