Venice DB Jonas Mouton

One of the top defensive backs in the area for the Class of 2006 is expected to be Jonas Mouton from Venice, a 6-2, 215 physical hitter who is athletic enough to play several positions at the college level. Click below to learn more from this prospect:

"I was born in Louisiana and moved to California when I was 10 or 11. We moved to Inglewood first and then to Venice. Back in Louisiana I used to play all three sports (football, basketball and baseball) but since I've been in California I've only played football and track. I was never really that interested in basketball, I only played it because I was taller. Football was always my first love. I never really had a favorite team growing up. My dad was always a Cowboys fan, my brothers liked different teams but I just liked to watch the game.

"Right now I'm 6-2, 215 and I was timed in the low 4.5 for the 40 yard dash. I've never been measured in the vertical jump but I'll probably do that at one of the camps later this year. I'm definitely going to the USC camp and maybe the Nebraska or the Texas camp. I don't really have any favorite schools so far in terms of southern schools or west coast schools, I'm really just sitting back and waiting to see what happens. I have offers so far from Mississippi State, Nebraska and Arizona. I was the top DB at the SC camp last year and they're recruiting me too.

"I can play either free or strong safety, it doesn't really matter to me. It just depends on the scheme really. Last year I had 63 tackles with six picks, three returned for touchdowns. My major awards were All City, All State and Defensive Player of the League.

"Right now I'm interested in majoring in something to do with computers. I'm working outside school with Micromedia Flash learning how to use it, that's something that interests me." Top Stories