Combine Shows He's Not Your Average Jones

A report is featured on one of the more impressive performers at the Combine in Tuscaloosa.

Dothan, Ala.--One of the many coaches watching the Combine in Tuscaloosa on Saturday noted that none of the receivers present ran better routes than Houston Academy's Stanley Jones.

Also, few of the prospects there matched his speed in the 40, which is impressive considering that Jones wasn't certain he was well enough to participate in the event that drew more than 200 prospects from Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and Tennessee.

"I came down with a 102 degree fever on Friday night when I was trying to go to sleep," Jones says. "I was able to sweat it out and see what I could do."

In addition to showing good hands and running good routes in the receiving drills, he ran two very impressive 40-yard dash times. He posted a 4.50 40 running into the wind and a 4.47 with a tailwind. He also performed well in the NFL Combine style drills that test agility and quickness.

Jones did a 37-inch vertical jump at the combine and his NFL L-cone shuttle time of 6.84 was the fastest at the Tuscaloosa Combine and one of the faster posted this year at any of the Scout Combines across the country. Jones did a standing broad jump of nine feet, 10 inches, the best of any of the receivers at the event and his 4.18 20-yard NFL shuttle time was impressive, too.

Jones, who is 6-0, 178 pounds, scored a touchdown in the Alabama High School Athletic Association All-Star Game in December at Troy University.

Jones scores a touchdown in the all-star game that featured juniors at Troy's home football field.

Troy is the first college that has offered Jones a scholarship, but he notes that he is planning to keep his options open. "Whoever looks my way, I will look their way," says the current high school junior, who already has a qualifying ACT score.

Last fall, he rushed for right at 1,200 yards and added around 500 more receiving yards. He was also a standout on defense at safety in addition to playing tailback and wide receiver.

Jones, who has started since his sophomore season, says he plans to attend a summer camp in July on the Auburn campus, a place he and his family know. "My whole family is Auburn going back three or four generations," notes.

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