Mississippi Athlete gets first offer from ASU

Javancy Jones, an outside linebacker at Noxubee County (Miss.), received his first offer last month from the Red Wolves coaching staff. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound athlete voiced his excitement on his initial offer as well as arrangements he's making to visit Jonesboro with his coaches this month.

Javancy Jones, an outside linebacker at Noxubee County (Miss.), received his first offer last month from the Red Wolves coaching staff. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound athlete voiced his excitement on his initial offer as well as arrangements he's making to visit Jonesboro with his coaches this month. "Arkansas State offered me around June 19th," said Javancy Jones. "They came to see me during the spring and told me they liked what they had seen. They just said they thought I was a good player who could fit well in their program. They liked my motor and my ability to rush the passer. "It felt pretty good to receive the offer, like I had accomplished something special. I've been working hard and going to camps, so it made me feel like my game is improving and I've gotten better. I'm trying to figure out a day this month to go [to Arkansas State] with my defensive coordinator, George Richardson, to see what the campus is like." In his junior season for the Noxubee County Tigers, Jones had 87 tackles, 17 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception playing outside linebacker in a 5-3 scheme. His team went 10-3 and Jones was named First Team All-State in Mississippi 4A. He says his primary focus over the summer is preparing himself for his final season. "You know, I want to lead my team to Jackson and get that state ring before I leave," he said. "That's what I'm concentrating on most right now. I've gone to camps at Mississippi State, Memphis, and last week at Auburn, but I'm going to focus on [recruiting] more after the season. I'm looking for a school where I feel at home. I want to play on a team that fits my playing style and can come in and contribute. One thing I want to have is a good relationship with the linebackers coach. I want to play for someone who'll help me and can improve my play from their teaching." Jones is a well-rounded student/athlete. In addition to football he also plays basketball, tennis, and golf while on track to be the school's valedictorian with a 4.14 GPA. He reports interest from Ole Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Alabama, Harvard, Penn, Yale, and Stanford. Arkansas State has also offered teammate, Dylan Bradley, a defensive tackle.