February 19, 2007

Tampa RB getting looks

Tampa (Fla.) Middleton running back Carlton Jones hasn't gotten any scholarship offers yet, but is getting plenty of mail from a number of college programs.

"Mainly I've been hearing from Florida, the University of Florida," Jones said. "Also sending letters have been Connecticut, Tennessee, Auburn, Maryland, Ole Miss."

The Gators currently are the favorite.

"I am just good with the coaches (at Florida)," he said. "I like the coaching staff. It is a good coaching staff."

Jones started the season at quarterback for Middleton before being moved to running back. He responded with 239 yards rushing, including a 93-yard touchdown run, in his first game. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder says that strength and speed are assets to his game.

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