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Stud CB Sheridan Jones reclassified as 2019 recruit, and SEC schools in pursuit

Sheridan Jones.
COURTESY OF 247SPORTS.COM

The 2019 recruiting class added some big-time talent Thursday.

How can a class add talent? When four-star cornerback Sheridan Jones was reclassified as a 2019 recruit after originally being part of the 2020 class.

“Getting classified in the class of 2019 was a big decision for me because I have a minimal number of classes left to satisfy my graduation requirements,” Jones told GN. “My grades are pretty strong, and I’m just looking forward to starting the next chapter in my life.

“It’s been crazy, but I’m just ready to play my senior season next year and get ready to ball out in college.”

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Jones (6 feet 0, 165 pounds), from Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan Catholic, was the No. 1 corner in the nation for the 2020 class.

“I don’t really let it get to my head and I try not to get big-headed, but it is a good thing,” Jones said regarding his national ranking.

Jones already had received more than 15 offers, including ones from Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Ohio State and Tennessee.

A couple of SEC programs were the first to offer Jones.

“It was during my freshman year,” Jones said. “My first offer was Florida, and then Tennessee came about two weeks after that.”

Jones says he does not have a list of favorites yet.

“Being that the decision (to reclassify) just happened, I don’t really know what’s going to come my way, so I’m going to wait it out a little bit,” he said.

He did say schools with a good defensive back tradition are high on his wish list.

“I want to play for a team that allows their recruits to come in and contribute,” Jones said. “It’s not about seniority or anything; it’s about playing the best of the best. I also want to play for a team that allows their defensive backs to go out there and make plays. And a team that has a tradition of developing defensive backs is also a positive.”

Jones describes himself as “very lengthy” and “aggressive.” He also says, “My first step is naturally quicker than everyone else’s.”

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