@AndrewJones2022 from @DunbarBulldogs1 is the @Minguabeefjerky Protein-packed Performer of the Week! @PrepSpin @1776Bank @KyHighFootball @CentreFootball

Ronnie Mingua began experimenting with making beef jerky back in the 1990s. He shared his efforts with neighbors and friends, soon realizing he had come up with something different and superior to all other beef jerkies on the market. From these humble beginnings, Mingua Beef Jerky got its start.

Today, the Mingua Beef Jerky Company still prides itself on using its old-fashioned, all-natural recipes which offer outstanding products to customers across the nation. The recipes are a family tradition, passed down from generation to generation. 

Migua Beef Jerky uses Enviro-Pac CHU-2000 equipment to cook its meat to USDA required levels for both moist or dry operation. Mingua Beef Jerky wants you to become one of its many satisfied customers by sampling its quality hand sliced, all natural beef jerky. We know you’ll love it and come back for more, again and again.

Our recipes and our quality ingredients, hand-cut from solid pieces of beef, and never chopped or formed like other brands, make our products superior and one of a kind. That would make our products similar to this week’s Protein Packed Performer of the Week, Class of ’22, TE/LB, Andrew Jones from Lexington, Kentucky’s Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, wouldn’t it? 

There can’t be a hotter football program out on the recruiting trail around the commonwealth of Kentucky right now than the Centre Colonels. They seem to be bringing incredible talent to campus to see the program each visit cycle and are hot on the trail of some top-flight, commonwealth, ’22 football talent.

If the opportunity to play for a college conferring Kentucky’s most impactful degree isn’t enough for you, there is a guarantee of international travel, exciting and prestigious off-season internships, getting “plugged-in,” post graduation, to job placement and opportunities by the Centre Mafia, and getting to play an European professional football team every third spring to consider. There is also a little matter of Centre investing 60-plus million dollars in its athletic and student wellness facilities.

These upgrades are rumored to encompass renovated locker rooms, a brand new stadium, indoor practice facility, and a brand, spanking new weight room. Most recruits find these type of things attractive perks for pledging to any college athletic program regardless of level of play.

Andrew Jones has gotten the memo. He recently visited Centre College, notwithstanding his already boasting two opportunities at the FCS, Division-1 level of competition. These other offers haven’t frightened away the small college in Danville, Kentucky either.

Jones was offered by the Centre Colonels. As the above photograph details, he looks good in the color. This kid would look equally good in many, many colors.

Jones reports two FCS opportunities and the offer to Centre but we don’t believe he will stop at “3” in fielding opportunities from schools desirous of his services. He will field many more offers before this recruitment train pulls back into the station.

In the end, who knows where he will end up playing. He has a Division-1 skill set and can play at that level easily. He has an Ivy-Index or Ivy-League-sized brain and can play for those type schools too.

He’s only just begun to field offers

His work on the field and in the classroom has left him with nothing but enviable options and opportunities. We love it! Good for him!

Jones helped lead his team to a 7-3 finish in ’20 and an appearance in the Class 6A semis. Dunbar avenged an earlier home loss to Bryan Station on October 30 of last year to come back and beat Station, in Lexington, KY, to win the Regional Crown. It was a very good year.

It was a good year for Jones individually too. Jones played substantial snaps on both sides of the football for Dunbar, something you rarely see at the 6A-level. He had 9-receptions on offense for 98-receiving yards and 2-TDs offensively. He was 6th on the team in “scoring.”

Defensively, Jones was 5th on the team in total stops. He recorded 5.5 TFLs and 1.5 QB-sacks. If you’re wondering about his “wheels,” he had the team’s lone “pick-six.” Jones picked a pass and took it 55-yards to pay dirt in ’20, for the Bulldogs only mark in that statistical column.

Jones is 6-3 and weighs 231-pounds of solid muscle. With his reported GPA (3.4), Jones’ brain is equally yoked with his physique.

We thought, we might work on getting Andrew Jones a fabulous T-shirt and a bolt of protein this week. For the T-Shirt and the bolt of protein, we decided to ask our friends at Mingua Beef Jerky to send him some.

Join us next week as we honor another worthy player. Until then, pop some Mingua Beef Jerky in your mouth and savor the quality and flavor which sets it apart from all the competition. Remember, our product is superior and one of a kind; just like Dunbar’s Andrew Jones.

This is HB Lyon reporting for Kentucky Prep Gridiron reminding you that WE’RE JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT! 

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