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Recruiting Ripple: Hootie Jones

Laurence "Hootie" Jones

Alabama landed one of its top targets on Monday morning with the commitment of four-star defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones, in what could be the beginning of a major push for defensive backs down the stretch. Find out what it does to Alabama's board and more inside.

Alabama landed a big fish on the recruiting trail Monday morning, as Laurence Jones became the latest to spurn in-state LSU for the Crimson Tide. An early enrollee and four-star talent, "Hootie" is the third safety prospect committed to Nick Saban and company in the class of 2014, joining fellow four-stars Ronnie  Clark and Chris Williams. Clark is more of an in-the-box type and Williams is a... Recommended Stories