October 30, 2006

Trojans move in on five-star Jones

In addition to its continued pursuit of New Orleans-area star Joe McKnight, Southern California has made a move on another top Pelican State prospect as five-star safety Chad Jones of Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab has been getting tons of attention from the Trojans during the past few weeks.

"(USC) jumped in the picture earlier this month," Jones said. They finally got a highlight tape and they called me up and talked to me. I got to talk with (Trojans head coach) Pete Carroll Things are looking good with USC right now."

Jones, the nation's top-ranked safety prospect, has high interest in the Trojans.

"I always did like USC," he said. "I just never thought they'd come down to Louisiana to find me, but since they came, it's a whole different picture now. I don't know what's going to happen now."

Ken Norton Jr. is recruiting Jones for USC.

"He's a cool dude," Jones said.

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