Rebels bringing in GA LB this weekend

Jason Jones (LB, Albany, GA) - The 6' 2", 220 linebacker has pulled several new offers since leading his team to the third round of the Georgia playoffs. With two official visits set up, it's just a matter of time before the Georgia prep star chooses his college of choice. Go inside to get the latest in Jones' recruitment.

"We made history this year," stated the well spoken Jason Jones. "We finished 8-5 and went to the third round of the playoffs. That's never happened here. No one expected us to go this far, and to be honest, I didn't either. We really came together as a team."

It's not a surprise the talented linebacker led his team to the third round after looking at his stats.

"On offense I had 16 catches for 340 yards and 3 TD. On defense I had 154 tackles, 92 solo tackles, 2 INT, 16 tackles for loss, and 2 TD."

What schools have offered Jason a scholarship?

"South Carolina, Louisville, and Ole Miss. Ole Miss and Louisville are recruiting me the hardest."

Talk about the Louisville and Ole Miss staffs.

Louisville - "Louisville offered me late in the season, right after the playoffs. I'm looking forward to learning more about them. I have a visit lined up 1/25. I can't wait to see the school, meet the players and meet the coaches. Even though they came in late, they have done a good job recruiting me."

Ole Miss - "Coach Nix was recruiting me when he was at South Carolina. He offered me a scholarship when he was there. After he left, South Carolina filled their last linebacker spot, so I no longer have a scholarship there. Coach Nix called me when he got to Ole Miss and told me I had an offer. I'm very comfortable with Coach Nix but I don't know anything about Ole Miss other then they are in the SEC. I have a visit lined up 1/18. I will learn all I need to know after next weekend."

Do you have a leader?

"No, I need to learn more about each school before I make my decision. I will learn more after my visits."

While it's clear that tackling is Jones' greatest strength, he admits that he needs to improve in several areas before making a splash at the next level.

"I need to continue to work on my drops and my footwork. I can play inside or outside linebacker. I want to be able to play any linebacker position on the field."


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