Going Camping: Jarvis Jones

Carver High School had a magical run to the state title last year. The Tigers had a lot of firepower on offense that enabled the improbable comeback and much of it has moved on, but one thing that does remain is the unquestioned leader of a defense that allowed a mere 7.9 points per game.

LB Jarvis Jones Profile

"The recruiting process is going great. A lot of schools have offered (including) Florida, Georgia, Florida State, USC, LSU, Texas and Clemson."

When asked if he has a top five, Jones quietly deferred.

"Everybody is pretty much even. They are all contacting me about the same. I'd say that I am pretty much wide open."

Most big-time athletes try to stay active in the spring and many do it by participating in other sports. Jones has been working out extensively but due to travel, he has not had time to commit himself to a particular team sport.

Here is a recap of his past three weekends:

"I went to one of Georgia's practices three weeks ago and it was a really good trip. The level of competition was great and they had very active coaches who get the most out of their players."

He said that he saw many players who are already committed to play there and that they all made a run at him.

"The commits were very supportive and they all said that they want me to come to UGA and play."

The following week Jones headed up I-85 to Clemson.

"Clemson was a pretty nice place," he said. "We toured the campus and met with the academic advisor. We also watched practice and the offense and defense mixed it up. Coach Bowdon was pretty nice."

Then it was on to Florida's spring game.

"Florida has a good team and they are very competitive. They have a great coaching staff with Coaches Meyer, Hevesy and Strong. All of the players say it is a great place."

Jones has been hard at it in the weight room and is currently 6'3 218. He projects as either a MLB or an OLB at the next level and he clearly has a preference.

"Defense. I want to play on the defensive side of the ball." Jones has a great attitude and his hard work is evidenced by his play on the field. Healso loves a challenge and that is why he is looking forward to the Southeast Elite 150 Camp at Auburn on April 27.

"There are going to be great players there and I know it's going to be a very competitive camp," he said. "I look forward to the opportunity to be able to compete against some of the best."

He reports that he has already met every academic requirement and is now only awaiting his graduation test results.

One test that Jarvis Jones has passed is that of a champion. He will bring a competitive spirit to the camp and we fully expect him to be one of the top performers in attendance.

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