July 6, 2007

Mainieri feels good about Jones

LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri is upbeat about having nearly all of his recruits enroll in school in August.

Speaking at a media luncheon Friday afternoon, Mainieri also included football signee Chad Jones in that group of players.

Jones was drafted in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Houston Astros last month. He has not signed with Houston and remains in negotiations with the organization.

Jones, who is working out with the LSU football team, is not enrolled in summer school. The Astros must sign Jones by August 15.

"I talked to Chad Jones a couple of days ago," Mainieri said.

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