Wednesday, February 7, 2007

LSU Signee Phelon Jones

2006 Alabama Gatorade Player of the YearThe 150
One of the elite all-around athletes in the Southeast and considered one of the top-five recruits in the state of Alabama for 2007 ... Has the size, speed and quickness to excel in coverage or catching the football ... Shows quick hips with an ability to lock down on receivers ... Rated the No. 13 cornerback in the nation by and the 51st prospect overall by ... Named the 2006 Alabama Gatorade Player of the Year after a stellar senior year at wide receiver, cornerback and kick returner ... Finished with 96 tackles and two interceptions and tallied 1,085 all-purpose yards in 2006 ... Also received Class 6A first-team all-state honors ... Timed at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Bench presses 315 pounds and squats 455 pounds ... Recorded a 36-inch vertical jump ... Also an outstanding track athlete as a triple jumper and long jumper ... Teammates with fellow LSU signee Sidell Corley ... Comes from an athletic family ... His father, Tony, is the defensive backs coach at McGill-Toolen ... Has two brothers, Tiger and Carvel ... Tiger plays for the New Orleans Voodoo in the Arena Football League, while Carvel is a linebacker at Troy ... His cousin is Robert McCune, a former Louisville standout and current Washington Redskins' linebacker ... Maintained a 3.0 GPA ... Coached by Steve Savarese ... Born Nov. 28, 1988.

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