Commodores Have The Edge?

The Vanderbilt Coaching Staff has been keeping very close tabs on Heritage High DE/TE Justin Jones. Is their relationship with the 6-7, 235 pound stud solid enough to lure him to Nashville, Tennessee for the next 4-5 years? Inside VandyMania.com brings you the very latest scoop on the Peach State star and his recruitment.

Justin Jones Profile

As many of you know, Heritage High School star, Justin Jones, de-committed from the Kentucky Wildcats a little over three months ago. Well since then, the Vanderbilt Commodores have really been stepping up their game in an effort to win his services. And apparently, whatever they are doing is working. In fact, two-way star has scheduled an official visit out to Nashville for the 30th of this month.

Jones has been on the Commodore's radar for quite some time. However though, the 6-7, 235 pound stud is going to have to fulfill a few obligations first, in order for him and the Commodores to move forward. "They've offered me, but I'm going to have to go to prep school for a semester or so," Jones told VandyMania.com. "I'll probably go somewhere like Hargrave of something. Then I'll be able to sign with them when."

From the sounds of things, Jones and the Commodores have established a pretty solid rapport. And often times, it is the relationship between the recruit and the coaching staff that can influence a prospect's final decision. "I really like the coaches at Vanderbilt," Justin said. "All the coaches up there are really cool. They all seem like really nice people."

There is one other major thing that appears to be working in the Commodores favor for landing the big guy's signature, the travelling distance from his home to Nashville. As you may re-call when Jones first de-committed from Kentucky, he made mention that he really didn't like the idea of being very far from home. Well with that in mind, how does he feel about the drive from his home in Georgia to Nashville? "It's really not that far from my home," Jones said. "It's probably about 3 ½ to 4 hours. I can definitely deal with that."

As mentioned earlier, Jones will be back on campus the weekend of the 30th for his official visit, in order to get an in-depth look at what the Commodores have to offer him.

To get the 411 on how Justin's visit fares in Nashville, check back with VandyMania.com to get the inside scoop. Stay tuned as we will bring you much more in the near future.

Note: At the conclusion of Justin's senior campaign, the big guy made First-Team All-Area, and was named to the All-Region Team. He recorded 77 tackles, 22 TFL 11 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, 4 fumble recoveries, and returned 1 for a touchdown.

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