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Rivals100 LB favors six

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Christian Jones is a high four-star prospect from central Florida. Jones, 6-4 and 225 pounds, is from Winter Park Lake Howell High School. Jones is a member of the Rivals100 and one of the most sought after players in the nation. He's ready for a big senior year on both sides of the ball, after recording 163 tackles last season as a junior.
"We started (practice) on Monday and it's been extremely hot," Jones said. "I am playing linebacker, running back, and tomorrow I may be playing a little quarterback in the spread (offense). It should be exciting."
Jones has scholarship offers from coast to coast from just about every big name college football power in the nation. Currently he favors the Seminoles but several teams are very close and within striking distance of Florida State.
"I would still say I favor FSU but it's not by much. USC, Florida and Tennessee are all right there with Florida State.
"I do really love the coaching staff and family atmosphere in Tallahassee. It's a great school with so much tradition.
"Florida has really been recruiting me hard and they are really winning big right now.
"Same with Oklahoma. I like the Sooners and I would like to be a part of something like that.
"I love the linebacker coach (Ken Norton) at USC and it always seems like the linebackers there are so successful. And look at Keith Rivers. He's from Orlando.
"I am getting so much interest from Tennessee. I feel like their entire coaching staff is recruiting me so hard. They are all writing me hand written letters.
"I have always really liked Alabama because I am from there. It would be kind of cool to play there."
Jones, who only had a chance to visit FSU and Florida during the summer, says he's close to setting up some official visits. It looks like that could be done soon, although the visits may not happen for a few months.
"I have not set up any official visits yet. I hope to do it some time next month. I may take one during the season. It looks like I will take most of them after the season. It's the only way I will be able to see these out of state schools."
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