RECRUITING: OU in the mix for Georgia safety

Four-star Atlanta, Ga. safety Reshad Jones talks about his game, offers and interest in Oklahoma.

RESHAD JONES, S, 6'2, 177, 4.5, ATLANTA WASHINGTON HS), GA:

Reshad Jones comes out of Booker T. in Atlanta, who seems to produce D-1 prospects every year, including four-star offensive tackle Duke Robinson, who signed with the Sooners last season. Reshad is the latest ,and he is one of the top safety prospects in the country.

Jones will be a three-year starter his senior season starting at cornerback his sophomore year before moving to safety.

"Safety is my more natural position," said Jones. "I have more chances to be free and roam the field. I have more space to show off my talent."

Last season, Jones finished with 72 tackles and 10 interceptions, as it was almost impossible to throw anything deep against Booker T. with him in the secondary.

Jones can bench 255 pounds, squats 315 and has posted an impressive 34-inch vertical jump. Jones went to camps at Arkansas, Auburn and the combine at Georgia.

Jones starts in hoops, averaging 12 points per game. He also runs track, participating in the 100M (10.8 ) and 400M (49.0).

At this point, Jones has over 30 offers and it appears that all 30 still have a chance to sign him.

"I just like everybody right now. I'll just have to see how it goes," said Jones. "I am looking at a number of different schools and am not ruling out anybody. I have been offered by Miami, Oklahoma, Clemson, Georgia, Florida, USC, Ohio State, Arkansas, a lot of schools like that. I am not locked into this state or area. I could go anywhere to college."

What are his thoughts on Oklahoma?

"I like Oklahoma. We had a player (Duke Robinson) go up there from Washington," said Jones. "He said he liked Oklahoma and that if I came there I would have to come up there ready to work."

Jones has qualified.


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