Younger Jones showing he’s among the elite ’28’s and a chip off the old block
We have been fans of the elder David Jones for years and years. We also collaborate with D&D Sports frequently and David Jones is one of those “D’s.” Believe us when we say this…this little Jones, David Jones, Jr., will the Jones we’re all discussing in the very near future.Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball’s Senior Scout
We won’t tell you the origins of the term, “Jonesing.” You can do your own research on that.
It has come to describe an appetite or craving for something. To say Bourbon County is craving of has an appetite for football talent with the surname “Jones” might be among the more understated things we have ever before said.
David Jones, Jr. is the son of the David Jones. He is the son of the David Jones who starred at Belfry High for Kentucky winningest all-time football coach, Phillip Haywood. He is the son of the David Jones who went on to star for UK.
David Jones Jr. is the son of the David Jones who was drafted into the NFL. David Jones Jr. is the son of the David Jones who won a Super Bowl Ring with the Baltimore Ravens.
David Jones Jr. is the son of the David Jones who is the head football coach at the Class 4A, Bourbon County Colonels. That would be the same Bourbon County program which was having a rough year but which is (amazingly) still hanging around the playoffs with a trip to Lexington Catholic upcoming this coming Friday night.
David Jones Jr. will play football in high school for the David Jones. Dad has been forthright and resolute in this particular prediction. The thing is, the David Jones, and his prodigious accomplishments on a gridiron may end up rather nondescript in comparison with that David Jones, which is how Junior is starting to be referenced around the Bluegrass.
The time is coming when we will be talking way more about Junior than we even still talk about Senior.
We went to the Team Kentucky FBU Elite tryouts at Madison Southern High in Berea, Kentucky. Among all of the athletes we saw there from 5th-8th-grade, we came away as impressed with Jones, Jr. as any kid there.
Incidentally, “Little Jones” will be leading his team against Jessie Clark in two days. County supremacy, the championship, all the marbles, and all the bragging rights will be at stake. It will be a big moment for this young athlete.
He needs to get accustomed to such. This will be just the tip of the iceberg, if you will.
Jones, Jr., like his dad before him, has the athleticism to be utilized literally anywhere on the field at the skill positions. We have Jones, Jr. at the top of our list of instate prospects, Kentucky-wide, in the ’28 class.
At running-back he has twitchy burst (well beyond his years), change of direction speed, and the ability to separate from would-be tacklers. He just looks like he’s playing the game at a different pace, or in a different dimension, than the other players.
Jones, Jr. plays at EJ Hayes where he carries a 4.0 GPA. That accomplishment is worth of its own paragraph.
Jones, Jr. has been deployed this season at RB/SS/LB. Being deployed defensively at the second and third levels, together with his offensive deployment at RB, demonstrates this is a downhill guy not shying away from contact.
As for where this guy will play his high-school ball (?), we would predict he will play for the David Jones. Does that mean he’s headed to the Bourbon County Roster in a few short years? Put it this way, should he play there, that would be a game changer for that, or literally any, similarly situation program at the 4A level.
This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!
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