Four-star safety/wide receiver Jonas Mouton (6-2, 212, 4.5) from Venice, Calif., is living up to his reputation as one of the nation's best safety prospect. Playing both ways for Venice, Mouton has been the catalyst for a 3-1 and start.
"Jonas is having a great season so far," Venice head coach Angelo Gasca said. "He's making a lot of plays and living up to his hype."
"Jonas has taken two visits to Michigan and Nebraska and he enjoyed both visits," Gasca said. "He's considering USC, LSU and Tennessee."
Even though USC has picked up two of the nation's best safeties in Taylor Mays and Antwine Perez the Trojans are still showing a lot of interest in Mouton.
"USC called this morning," Gasca said. "I talked to Coach (Greg) Burns and he told me that USC still wants Jonas."
"Jonas is still very interested in USC so the mutual interest is there," Gasca said. "I guess you can never have enough quality players."
One of the reasons for USC great success over the past few years is the fact they have incredible depth at every position.
On the offensive side of the ball Mouton has caught 17 receptions for 300 yards and four touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball he is flying around making tackles and making plays.
As a junior, Mouton racked up over 80 tackles and picked off five passes as a junior. Two of his interceptions, Mouton brought back for scores.
On offense, Mouton displayed playmaking skills. He scored two touchdowns in every league game finishing with 10 offensive touchdowns.
Mouton scored six receiving touchdowns and four rushing touchdowns. He caught 35 receptions for 620 yards and rushed the ball 40 times for 375 yards.
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