Monday, July 22, 2013
Miami Central DT Jones follows family ties
By Corey Dowlar
Florida State dipped into its rich legacy to recruit a defensive lineman.
Fredrick Jones (Miami/Miami Central), a 6-foot-2, 270-pound defensive tackle, committed over the weekend. He is the nephew of one of the best linebackers in school history, Marvin Jones. Fredrick's father, Fred Jones, played at FSU as well.
Needless to say, it was an easy choice for him once he was offered. That, of course, came at the Jimbo Fisher Camp last week, where he spent a lot of time working with defensive tackles coach Odell Haggins.
Haggins apparently liked what he saw and decided to pull the trigger. The feeling was mutual.
"Hard work pays off," he said. "I committed to Florida State University."
The addition of Jones makes it 21 commitments for the Class of 2014. He is the second defensive tackle in the class alongside Demarcus Christmas (Bradenton, Fla./Manatee).
Though Blake McClain (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) is listed as such, he will be brought in as a defensive end.
Florida State is expected to have a very full class and will likely sign more than 25 prospects in this cycle.