Coach Saban & the Crimson Tide Accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Laurence "Hootie" Jones arrived in Tuscaloosa as one of the top safety prospects in the 2014 recruiting class ... a consensus four-star defensive back who is one of three players from Monroe, La., who are set to join the Crimson Tide in 2014 (along with Cameron Robison and Cameron Sims) ... selected to participate in the 2014 Under Armour All-America Game ... an early enrollee who began classes at the Capstone in January of 2014 ... ranked the No. 3 safety by ESPN and the No. 27 player in the ESPN300 ... also ranked by ESPN as the fifth-best player in Louisiana and the 15th prospect in the Southeast Region ... the No. 4 safety and No. 50 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings while checking in as the No. 8 safety and No. 111 prospect in the Top247 ... rated the No. 4 safety by Rivals and No. 42 in the Rivals100 while also ranking as the No. 5 player from the state of Louisiana ... Scout.com ranked him the No. 6 safety and the 70th-best player in the Scout300 ... five-star member of the PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team ... ranked the No. 37 player in the class of 2014 and the No. 7 defensive back ... a 2012 and 2013 honorable mention selection to the Louisiana Sports Writers 4A All-State team ... coached by Mickey McCarty at Neville High School ... chose Alabama over LSU, Ole Miss, Oregon, Arkansas, Stanford and Tennessee.