Not another Jones

Walker Jones following brothers at Alabama, but ready to carve own path

Updated: July 23, 2012, 9:22 PM ET
By Greg Ostendorf | TideNation
In the eyes of the fans at the University of Alabama, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that 2013 linebacker Walker Jones would follow his brothers, Barrett Jones and Harrison Jones, to Tuscaloosa and play for the Crimson Tide.

On Monday, it became a reality when the youngest of the trio committed to Alabama. But as Walker and his family would tell you, it was never a sure thing.

[+] EnlargeBarrett Jones
Butch Dill/Getty ImagesAll-American offensive lineman Barrett Jones talked Alabama up to his younger brother Walker, who committed on Monday.
"He really gave all the other schools a chance," said Leslie Jones, Walker's mother.

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