On Saturday morning, more than 100 players from Greater Houston area and beyond took part in the…
FBU: Jones Has Offers And Visits Lined Up
During the entire Football University experience, which took place in Katy last weekend at Cinco Ranch High, there were several players who could be considered the best at their respective positions. One of those was North Shore defensive back Mikeatavius Jones. Throughout the Saturday drills, Jones displayed the blanket coverage at the cornerback spot, which has brought him offers and interest from programs across the country. But even with all that said, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Jones is seeking to improve daily. "Basically came out and have fun. I'm getting to compete with some of the top players in the area. I'm learning a lot of stuff from different coaches as far as technique and things like that," Jones said. "I feel this camp will be beneficial for me because you can never get enough good information that will help you be a better player." And constant improvement is what Jones is all about, not just as an individual, but as a team also. Going into his final year at the North Shore, a squad knowing for fielding top defenses, Jones looks to lead his team to dominance once again for the 2010 season. "To me, last season, did not end the way we wanted it to end. Out goal at North Shore is a state championship, but it was still a lot of fun during the season and experienced a lot of things," Jones said. From an individual standpoint, Jones averaged about 5-6 tackles a game. But the key here is that Jones was openly discouraged that he hauled in no interceptions. But in this case, that may not have been a bad thing/ "Basically, most games we played Cover ‘0' which is man to man so I did what I can. I try and take my man out of the game," Jones said. "I did not have the interceptions that I wanted, but I felt I kept my man out of the game most of the time." And it's clear that that is a solid characteristic that college recruiters are looking for as well. Despite having a season where Jones himself is looking for vast improvements, he still has managed to catch the attention of coaches at some of the stellar programs across the country. "As for offers, I have Oklahoma State, Houston and Baylor. Right now, for me, those are the schools that I am most interested in because they are the ones who have offered," Jones said. Aside from these schools, Jones stated that there are not many other schools seeking his services right now. But that may soon change as spring ball is only months away. In the meantime, Jones does plan to check out a few other places not previously mentioned. "This weekend I am going to LSU for junior day and the following weekend I am going to Texas for junior day," Jones said. "I'm excited and looking forward to checking these places out."
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