Laurence Hootie Jones
Laurence Hootie  Jones


Monroe, La.

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Height / Weight:
6-2 / 219




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OUTLOOK: Gained valuable experience playing in seven games as a true freshman in 2014 ... will battle for one of the starting jobs at safety as a sophomore in 2015 after the departure of Landon Collins and Nick Perry.

FRESHMAN (2014): Played in seven games off the bench as a true freshman … had two tackles on the season. FAU: Made his first appearance in the crimson and white. Southern Miss: Recorded one tackle in the win over the Golden Eagles. Texas A&M: Came off the bench to record one assisted tackle in the second half.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: 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., that joined the Crimson Tide in 2014 (along with Cam 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.

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