- Derek Tyson, RecruitingNation
ORLANDO -- ESPN 300 safety Laurence “Hootie” Jones (Monroe, La./Neville) backed off of his pledge to Alabama in the middle of December and is now running out of time to make a decision. The nation’s No. 22-ranked player plans to enroll at whichever school he chooses in January.
But despite the decommitment, the four-star defender said Alabama is still very high on his list.