Versatile athlete up to 20 offers


Athlete Donovahn Jones (Hampton, Ga./Dutchtown) received offer No. 20 Friday from Louisiana-Lafayette. Coach Reed Stringer gave the 6-foot-2, 189-pound prospect the news. Jones has not only become one of the more coveted prospects in Georgia, but also one of the more versatile talents in the 2013 class.

Jones has offers from the SEC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Conference USA, Mountain West, Sun Belt and MAC. Moreover, he has been offered at quarterback, wide receiver, cornerback and safety. Arkansas State, Buffalo, Colorado State, Georgia State, Jacksonville State, Marshall, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama and USF have offered as a quarterback. UCF, East Carolina, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, NC State and Troy have offered as a wide receiver. Arkansas has offered as a safety. Louisiana-Lafayette offered as a cornerback. Wake Forest offered Jones as an athlete, and Cincinnati has offered as a quarterback/athlete.

Jones plans to visit multiple schools during the GHSA "dead period," which runs June 29 through July 8. According to assistant coach Terry Herrod, Jones then will narrow his list to five to seven schools.

Dutchtown coach Jason Galt says Jones will be integral to his team's success this coming season.

"He plays quarterback for me. He starts on the basketball team and dunks with two hands and that kind of stuff," Galt told DawgNation earlier this year. "Last year on offense he passed for 1,000 yards and rushed for 700. He is a very good football player. If he goes to an SEC school, I see him as a wide receiver. At other schools he could be a quarterback, depending on what they run. He will likely get up to 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds."