After sitting in the shadows last year of a loaded and nationally recognized program, the Miami (Fla.) Northwestern 2009 class is ready to step out of the shadows and carry the torch. One name from the class that should emerge is 5-foot-9 185 pound running back Tyresse Jones.
Jones is getting heavy interest from several schools, including West Virginia and is ready to step into the limelight.
"USF, Clemson, Florida State and Florida are the schools I'm really interested in," Jones said. "Clemson is my main one. I like them because they run the ball a lot. They're supposed to build out their running backs."
As a back, Jones is explosive and thrives off of the tough yards in the middle.
"I describe myself as like Adrian Peterson," he said. "He can be that speed back but he can be that power back and get the tough yardage. I like getting the tough yards. I like getting contact."
Jones isn't the only running back option in the Northwestern backfield. Daquan Hargrett has already picked up offers from Minnesota, West Virginia and South Florida. The two backs have already picked up a nickname: "The Ying and the Yang".
"I just heard about that nickname today," Jones said. "Daquan is more of the outside speed guy and I'm more of the inside runner."
Don't be fooled though. Jones still has all the speed you could want. Currently he is running track where he runs the 100, 200 and the 4x100. He has been timed in a 10.7 100. He is also been working hard in the offseason to get his team back to the state championship.
"I told the coaches already, I'm ready to take them back to Orlando."