HOMESTEAD, Fla. - On Thursday night, Homestead (Fla.) South Dade got off to a slow start scoring just three points in the opening quarter against Miami (Fla.) Felix Varela. Despite the slow start by the offense, the South Dade defense kept Varela in check limiting them to just six points on the evening, and after the South Dade offense got rolling, they were able to run away with a 38-6 victory. South Dade linebacker Joey Jones credits the strong defensive performance to the coaching staff.
"We started slow but I give the credit to our defensive coach, he made changes and put us in position to make plays," Jones said.
The 6-foot, 190-pound defensive leader moved around to both the strongside and weakside linebacker spots throughout the game while racking up a sack and numerous tackles.
"It doesn't matter to me," "Jones said of where he lines up at. "I am really comfortable at both."
Jones said his goals for his senior season are simple.
"I just want to lead this defense," Jones said. "We have a young, inexperienced defense, so I just want to be the one to lead them to a state championship."
His ability has been recognized by colleges and he has landed a few offers at this time.
"I have three offers," Jones said. "I have Cincinnati, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh."
He is in regular contact with a pair of those schools.
"I have been talking to Pittsburgh and Cincinnati the most," Jones said. "They are both telling me that they need me and will mold their defense around me."
"I want to visit both before I make a decision," Jones added. "I am equal between the two."
At this time, Jones has no official visits scheduled.