#5 nationally ranked safety had a large part in Lab's success.
had 134 tackles, 12 interceptions and I ran back 4 of them for TD's. I had 11
TD's on offense. I played WR, QB, TE, and RB. On special teams, I ran back 2 for
TD's," added Chad
"I made all of the District, State,
and Parish teams, and I am up for Mr. Football with two other players. I forgot
What part of Jones' game improved the most?
got better with my cover skills. I had 4 int's last year and 12 this year. I adjusted
to the ball better. I read my keys a lot better this season."
this talented youngster set up his official visits?
"I am going to
USC this weekend (12/15) and FSU (1/12). I will definitely take one to Miami and
Florida, and I am not sure about my 5th one yet."
Who is in the running
for that 5th visit?
"I would say either Ole Miss or Clemson."
does this leave LSU?
"Oh, they are just right down the road. I go
over there all of the time. There is no point in me visiting them. I know everything
there is to know about them with my brother being on their team and all."
recent inhome visits?
"FSU (McKale), Norton (USC), Fisher and Miles
(LSU), Wilson (Ole Miss), and Florida's OL coach."
Which inhome visit
did he enjoy the most?
"USC's Ken Norton and LSU."
it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?
"I want to
play for a top notch program, and I am a city boy. I do not want to be in a country
town. It has to have something going on."
Baseball is just around
the corner and Chad is consensus Top 100 high school recruit. What are his thoughts
about the draft?
"I am definitely in the Top 3 rounds, but I need
a good season to boost my stock to get the money I want. I will get drafted, but
I do not know if I will accept it or not. If the money is right, I will. If it
is not, I will not."
Chad Jones (S, Baton Rouge, LA) - Southern Lab made it to the State
Semifinals but were upset and finished their season at 11-3.