Four-star athlete Dwayne Jones from Lakewood (N.J.) Toms River North has stated over the last several months that three schools hold the upper hand for his signature, but now he has trimmed the list to two. The surprising thing though is that one of these schools was not on his earlier list. Who has been added, and who has dropped down in the pecking order?
“It’s really Boston College and Virginia Tech,” he said He sums up the reason for the change in two simple words.
“The coaches,” he commented. “I have just developed a good relationship with the coaches at those schools.” He does say, however, that two other schools still have a shot at his signature, albeit not as good of a shot as his top two.
“Virginia and Syracuse are still in there, but not as much as the other two,” he said. Jones has yet to set up any official visits, but has discussed trips with all four of the aforementioned schools, and those are likely his only four destinations. He plans to go to the Virginia Tech - Miami game unofficially.
“I plan to go where I feel comfortable,” he commented . “I will probably wait until January or February, sometime around Signing Day (to make a decision).”
Jones is rated as the No. 57 player in the country by Rivals.com and is the top-rated fullback, with good reason. He stands 6-foot-1, weighs 223 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in an amazing 4.45 seconds.
As a sophomore, he was named second team all-shore and first team all-county, but has slowed down as a senior. With his team off to a 1-5 start, he hasn’t seen a lot of action from the fullback slot.
“I really haven’t kept up with stats,” Dwayne said. “I haven’t touched the ball much, though.”
As a junior he gained 953 yards on 103 carries with 12 touchdowns in only six games, and as a sophomore he had 1,067 yards and 13 scores.
Jones maintains a 2.7 GPA and scored a 940 on his PSAT, so qualifying should not be a problem.
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