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2008 '08 FL DL Ben Jones (Miami-FL Signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by wadc45, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals Profile
    Scout Profile


    Miami (FL) Northwestern

    Ht: 6-foot-6
    Wt: 270 lbs
    Forty: 4.7 secs
    Bench max: 320 pounds
    Squat max: 485 pounds
    Vertical: 27 inches

    Rivals is listing interest in Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, Ohio State and South Carolina (his Scout profile looks to be inaccurate...listing offers from several schools that have apparently not offered as of yet).

    Rivals $


    From the LSU site...lists a top 3 of LSU, Miami (FL) and Ohio State (all offered except OSU). Won't decide until signing day.
  2. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    Scout $

    Benjamin says his top three includes tOSU, LSU, and Miami.
  3. goodguy

    goodguy I loathe goodguy

    I don't know this kids talent level or how interested OSU actually's just nice to see more potential options open up at DT. That is if Jones is truely an option.
  4. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Per grad's initial post:

    Although he's rated only as a 3-star by both Rivals and Scout, if Cryami and LSU have offered a kid that missed his entire junior year to a knee injury, he's got to be pretty talented. As for how genuine his interest is in Ohio State, I don't see why he'd mention us if there wasn't some real interest.
  5. Napoleonbuck

    Napoleonbuck Sophmore

    I think he'll be difficult to get from Miami, because I know he's one of the "Northwestern 7", 7 players from Northwestern that are all elite talents that Miami is targeting hard. Maybe Ben wants to carve his own identity and is open to coming up north. From what I've read, he's an absolute beast that could play any position along the dline. A lot of Miami fans think he'll blow up when his season starts.
  6. goodguy

    goodguy I loathe goodguy

    If the offers from those others schools are confirmed then good for him. My point was that it's nice that another OSU DT prospects/recruit has surfaced.
  7. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    this is one of those situations where people will be wondering why osu is after this kid (if they are really serious). He'll then blow up as a senior and everyone will know why.

    when osu offered goeble before any other major program did months ago, some people wondered why him.
  8. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    He has said he wants to leave Florida and go out of state, so Miami looks to be on the outside looking in. LSU would then be the logical choice as a slight leader, but an OSU offer could change that. I like what Ben brings to the table as far as measureables go, I have not seen any film, but I can imagine it is becuase he missed last season.

    EDIT: Scout does list him with an offer. I know, it's Scout, but somehting to look into.
  9. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    No offer from us, yet...
  10. OSUBuckeye4Life

    OSUBuckeye4Life "THE" Ohio State Buckeyes

    Northwestern is churning out D-1 prospects this
  11. CleveBucks

    CleveBucks Serenity now Staff Member

    Also claims an OSU offer in that article.
  12. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Rivals $


    From the Clemson site...talks about his interest in Clemson, Miami, LSU and Ohio State (offers from all but Clemson) and says he favors the latter three.
  13. Napoleonbuck

    Napoleonbuck Sophmore

    This is a prospect that really intrigued me back when he was first mentioned, so I looked up as much stuff as I could on him.

    Basically, of all the Miami Northwestern players, Jones is the least likely to go to Miami. Most Miami fans don't even project him as a possibility in their class.

    However, I think LSU could be tough to beat. They seem to bring in at least five highly touted d-linemen a year, and I've read that Jones likes LSU a lot.

    I do think he'd be a great pick up though. Very much in the David Patterson mold, with better measurables.
    Bucks21 and wadc45 like this.
  14. tlinc

    tlinc Sophmore

    Maybe we can use LSU's great run of DT recruiting to our advantage. I don't follow them too closely, but I would have to imagine their depth chart is absolutely loaded after the last couple years of recruiting.

    I don't know much about this guy, but I wouldn't be at all surprised to see him, or a prospect similar to him, end up in this class. D line is still a need and the depth chart is pretty inviting, which might make us attractive to an out of state guy who is just looking for the best opportunity to play.
  15. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    BG $

    Benjamin says he is focusing on his season now, will announce late in the process, will visit tOSU with his final official, and has a top three of tOSU, Miami, and LSU.

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