Christian Jones, a five-star linebacker out of Lake Howell High School (Florida) has announced his decision to stay home and play football at Florida State starting next fall.
Jones, the 20th rated prospect in the 2010 class, chose the Seminoles over Notre Dame and Florida.
Taking all five of his official visits, Jones had been relatively quiet with his recruitment. Most thought he would be a lock to the Seminoles as his father, Willie Sr., played there during the late '70s. His brother, Willie Jr., was also a star at Florida State.
Praised for his abilities to get into opponent's backfields and cover the entire field have made him a popular name atop many coaches' big boards this past year. In addition, Jones has a potential frame (6'4", 220lbs.) that screams Jevon Kearse.
In addition to his freakish body, Jones sports a 4.7 forty time combined with quick feet for a player his size. Although he is the prototypical outside-linebacker in the 3-4, don't be surprised if Jones makes it to the league as an elite defensive end.
With his rare combination of size, speed, and athleticism on the defensive side of the ball, expect to see Jones early and often next year.
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