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Talented junior picks up first offer

It is never too early talk about prospects that could end up being a four or five-star type of talent. Junior strong safety/wide receiver Jonas Mouton (6-2, 212, 4.5) from Venice, Calif., is a player who could end up highly rated. He already has an offer on the table.
“Jonas is one of those players that you guys (Rivals.com) ends up ranking with four or five-stars,” Venice coach Angelo Gasca said. “He’s legit.”
“USC has already asked about him,” Gasca said. “Better yet, Mississippi State has already offered.”
Oregon State has also shown some early interest.
“Jonas is going to be one of those guys who end up with a lot of offers,” Gasca said. “He was the our league’s Defensive Player of the Year while he was going both ways for us.”
Mouton racked up over 80 tackles and picked off five passes as a junior. Two of his interceptions, Mouton brought back for scores.
Like defense, 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.
The amazing thing about Mouton is Venice didn’t play Mouton on offense until the fourth game of the season.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see Mouton leave the area because he is originally from Louisiana and he has a lot of relatives in the South.
At the moment, Mouton is being projected as a strong safety on the collegiate level, but who really knows if he has another huge offensive season, he could end up on that side of the football.
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