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South Alabama grabs Prattville duo

Prattville, Ala., teammates Terrance Jones and Bradley Steele never made plans to pick the same school.
It just happened that way.
"We both visited South Alabama [March 19]," said Jones, a defensive end. "They've got a nice facility. Everything looked good. It's a great place."
Late last week, both players committed to the Jaguars.
"I guess both of us just liked the same school," Jones said. "They're building a program and it should be a nice place for me to start. I just wanted to go ahead and commit to a school I really like. That's one of the best schools I've seen yet."
Jones and Steele, an offensive guard, are the fourth and fifth Prattville juniors to commit already. The others are safety Derrick Moncrief (Southern Miss), defensive end Caleb Gulledge (Alabama) and quarterback Justin Thomas (Alabama).
When all is said and done, several others from the school also likely will land at FBS programs.
On Tuesday, Memphis offered seven Prattville players - Jones, athlete Jeremiah Gardner,athlete De'Ante Lawrence, defensive end Jay Minor, Moncrief, defensive tackle Justin Shanks and quarterback Jalen Whitlow.
Additionally, Prattville has even more players being recruited.
Despite receiving the Memphis offer, Jones said he is firm to South Alabama.
"I really like the coaching staff there," he said. "[Jaguars defensive coordinator Bill Clark] used to be at Prattville. It's like family there. They try to take you in."
Jones also looks forward to playing with Steele at the next level.
"We're real good friends," Jones said.
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