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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Christian Jones

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Florida St.COMMITTED (02/03/2010)OfferedNoneRick Trickett
LSUMediumOfferedNone
AlabamaNoneOffered11/06/2009
FloridaNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNoneAubrey Hill
MichiganNoneOfferedNoneRod Smith
Notre DameNoneOffered10/23/2009Tony Alford
OklahomaNoneOffered11/27/2009
RutgersNoneOfferedNone
TennesseeNoneOffered10/30/2009
USCNoneOffered01/29/2010

Scouting Report on Christian Jones

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/25/2009
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Would be considered a huge linebacker with a massive upper body. His legs are athletic and lean like a basketball player. Has the frame that will grow into a linebacker and will physically remind fans of Jevon Kearse.
Needs Improvement: If he ends up as a defensive end, he will need to work on lower pad level at the point of attack and add some muscle mass to his lower body. As a linebacker, more knee bend will help him explode into ball carriers.
Most Impressive: He covers a lot of ground for a huge linebacker, and he does a nice job of wrapping up while tackling. Jones is also a superior pass rusher and can wreak havoc in the backfield on a consistent basis.
Conclusion: There is no question that he has a better than 50-50 chance of being an impact freshman wherever he ends up. Jones will excel on coverage teams and instantly improve any defense because of his pass-rushing prowess. Barring a serious injury, he should end up having a great college career and beyond.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Carolina offers Sunshine State star04/14/2009GamecockCentral.com
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Stats

Defense
Year Tck
2008 (Jr.)163

Christian Jones reminds us of...

Jevon Kearse - DE Fort Myers, FL Ht: 6'4"Wt: 265 lbs Team: Tennessee Titans