J.J. Jones will cross the North Carolina-South Carolina border to play school ball. On Thursday evening, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound huge receiver introduced his dedication to North Carolina.
Earlier this month, Jones, a dual-sport star at Myrtle Seaside (S.C.) Excessive, named Georgia, Mississippi State, UNC, South Carolina, and Tennessee his favourite faculties. That adopted an inventory that was twice as huge two weeks prior (the talked about 5, plus Arkansas, Michigan, Penn State, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia).
“North Carolina, that’s all the time been a faculty that’s excessive for me, simply because they have been one among my very first gives they usually’re on the rise proper now,” Jones stated of UNC’s attraction in a current 247Sports activities interview. “Recruiting-wise, they’re selecting up a few of the high recruits in the entire state of North Carolina. They’re doing the entire North Carolina factor. Simply the love that they present me is unbelievable. The fanbase is top-notch. They’re all the time commenting on my footage and stuff like that, so the fanbase is loopy. And with the ability to perhaps change this system.”
Lonnie Galloway, UNC’s receivers coach, led the Heels’ courting of Jones.
Jones’s dedication completes UNC’s three-receiver haul for its 2021 recruiting class. He joins a dedication record that already included four-star wideouts Gavin Blackwell and Kobe Paysour. Jones is the 15th prospect general to pledge to the Heels, forming a category ranked No. four within the nation.
Based on the 247Sports activities Composite, Jones is a high-three-star prospect, the nation’s No. 70 huge receiver, and the nation’s No. 436 general recruit. He is additionally ranked the No. Three prospect within the state of South Carolina.
A yr in the past, Jones transferred crosstown from Socastee Excessive. In his first season at Myrtle Seaside Excessive, he had 40 catches for 654 yards and 14 touchdowns. The Seahawks went undefeated till dropping within the Class 4A State Championship sport. He additionally helped Myrtle Seaside Excessive’s basketball staff attain the Class 4A title sport.
His 247Sports activities scouting report by nationwide analyst Charles Energy (who just lately upgraded Jones to a four-star prospect within the 247Sports activities rankings) reads as follows: “Has a developed construct with a comparatively stuffed out body and muscle mass. Has examined as an excellent athlete and run properly in school camps. Productive as a junior in his first season taking part in for one of many higher highschool applications in South Carolina. Scored on one out of each three receptions as a junior. Initiatives as an out of doors huge receiver. Harmful after the catch with the flexibility to tear off lengthy runs on tunnel screens. Able to making acrobatic catches and beating defensive backs to the ball in-air. Might want to proceed bettering his skill to separate throughout the route and consistency with ball abilities on a catch to catch foundation. Initiatives as a Energy 5 starter with the upside to develop right into a NFL Draft choose.”