Mouton Returns From Lincoln

Jonas Mouton was one of a handful of Southern California blue chip prospects in Lincoln over the weekend. The nation's no.4 safety now claims 22 offers and is steadily narrowing down his list. It looks like the Big Red are going to make the cut after a visit he would rank a ‘9' from a scale of 1-10. One of his hosts in Lincoln was an old high school friend. We get the lowdown on his official.

"It was great," said Jonas Mouton when asked how the trip to Nebraska faired. "I liked the people and it was a nice place."

He went into some detail about what transpired. "When I first got there we ate a lot. After the game on Saturday, the recruits got to hang out with the players and then Sunday was all about academics."

His player hosts on the visit were sophomore quarterback Beau Davis (Venice High alum) and junior defensive tackle Ola Dagunduro. "Ola is a boy of mine from back in the day. Him and I went to Inglewood High together. I played there my freshman and sophomore years. It was real cool to hang out with him."

With players like Allen Bradford and Devin Ross visiting Lincoln at the same time, did the thought of playing together in Lincoln come up? "I know that is what everyone wants to hear," Mouton laughed. "But really, none of that came up. When we talked, all we did was ask one another about our seasons and stuff like that."

Coach Blake is after Mouton for the Huskers.

Venice gets their season underway Friday night versus Carson and Mouton has some goals set for his senior year. "I don't have too many individual goals. All of my goals are team-oriented. I want us to win a city championship."

He will be playing many positions for his squad; receiver, tight end, h-back, linebacker, cornerback, and safety. "I will be starting at safety and see a lot of time at receiver. Those are the two main positions I will play. Then I will line up other places some times."

Mouton insists that all of the schools recruiting him see him as a safety. His favorites list has changed a little. "I like Michigan, USC, Nebraska, Arizona, LSU, Oregon, Cal, and Tennessee. Tennessee just recently offered me. I am visiting Michigan this weekend and then I need to figure out my other visits. I am still not sure if I will use one of them on going to USC, or not, since they are so close."

One thing helping the LSU Tigers is the fact that Mouton's father resides in the Pelican State. "My father lives in Kaplan and I know he would like to see me go to college out there."

The safety claims LSU, Michigan, Nebraska, and USC are currently recruiting the hardest. He also says that just about everyone that has offered him has called since the month began.

Mouton will most likely take all his visits before deciding.


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