June 10, 2010

Jones down to two schools

Carver coach Del McGee confirmed to UGASports Thursday afternoon that former player and Southern Cal linebacker Jarvis Jones has narrowed his choice of schools to Georgia and Florida State.

"Yes," said McGee in a text from Auburn, where his taking part in the Tigers' 7-on-7 camp.

Jones, who signed with Southern Cal in 2009, was recently released from his scholarship after injuring his neck against Oregon in Week 8 of last year.

Southern Cal officials expressed concern, however, if Jones should ever play again.

However, after receiving a second and third opinion on his injury, it was determined the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder could in fact continue his career without fear of further damage.

After receiving the OK from doctors, Jones sent his medical clearance to six schools - Georgia, LSU, Florida, Florida State, Clemson and Memphis.

Jones is expected to take additional visits to both Florida State and Georgia, although McGee could not confirm when they might be.

Last year, Jones played in all eight games for the Trojans before his injury collecting 13 tackles, including one for a loss of 1.5 yards.

"Everything happens for a reason," Jones said in a recent interview with UGASports.

Although it has not been officially confirmed, McGee believes that Jones would be immediately eligible to play for whichever school he decides.

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