Miami, Auburn still chasing Tiger pledge

The senior season of blue chip standout Al Jones of New Orleans St. Augustine isn’t off to the start he had envisioned.
“We’re 2-4 and we’re just not doing too well,” Jones said Sunday. “We need to do better.”
Jones is playing a number of different defensive positions for St. Augustine this campaign, seeing time at end, tackle and inside linebacker. He’s been highly productive, forcing three fumbles, recording eight sacks and making one fumble recovery.
The 6-foot-2, 237-pound Jones, who ran a 4.71-second 40-yard dash at the Baton Rouge Nike Camp this summer, committed to LSU prior to his senior season.
While his pledge to the Tigers kept some schools from continuing to recruit him, it hasn’t deterred two schools.
“Miami is still calling and Auburn calls,” Jones said. “Miami has offered me now.”
Prior to his pledge to LSU on May 12, the Hurricanes had not offered a scholarship. But even though he is listening to and talking with Miami and Auburn, he says he remains committed to LSU.