Most running backs at the high school level are heralded for their ability to run strong between the tackles or their open field speed. Rarely does someone like Dwayne Jones come along who possesses great strength and speed. Jones, a Rivals100 member, has three favorites.
"Ohio State, Virginia and Boston College are my favorite schools," said Jones. "Ohio State is number one on my list. They have one of the top programs in the country and I feel comfortable talking to the coaches. I like their commitment to running the ball. In August I plan on visiting to learn more about the school.
"The same is true with Virginia, in that I like their coach a lot. He seems real down-to-earth and easy to talk to. They have a great coaching staff and they're only going to get better. Boston College is in a great city and I like the area around their campus a lot. It's a great place to go to college at and they run the ball well every year."
Jones is one of the region's most versatile backs at 6-foot-1 and 233 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds and is a terror to bring down for Toms River (N.J.) Toms River North opponents.
"I've visited West Virginia, Rutgers and Boston College. West Virginia was interested in me but I'm not really considering them much. Rutgers is close to home so I just decided to look at them, but they aren't on my list really either. I liked the visit to Boston College a lot and that put them higher on my list.
"I'll probably make my decision after I take all five of my official visits. I want to visit my three favorite schools -- Ohio State, Virginia and Boston College. The other two visits might be to Virginia Tech and Michigan. Virginia Tech runs the ball a lot out of the "I" and I like the way Michigan runs the ball most years too."
Jones has offers from Virginia, Boston College, West Virginia, Rutgers and many others and is hoping for OSU, Michigan and Virginia Tech to offer soon.