"You the work you are doing now is for the fall," Jones said of the three-time-a-week workouts at the Warner Robbins school. "There is that thought that you can relax in the summer, but the work you do now will get you ready for everything you have to deal with in the fall."
And deal is just what Northside is going to have to do. The Eagles are moving up to the largest classification in Georgia high school football. They are also playing another defending state champion – Carver of Columbus – early in the season. The schedule is brutal. That's a top reason Jones is eager to get work done now to prepare for the fall.
"We will have the week off next week for the Fourth of July, but I'm not sure I want to take it off because coach said that he's not going to take it easy on us when we get back. I'd almost rather not take the time off," he admitted.
One thing Jones won't have to concern himself with is a college choice this fall. His commitment to Georgia seems stronger now than when he committed. It also give him piece of mind, he said.
"The best part about being committed to Georgia is that I don't have the stress of wondering where I am going to be the next four years of my life," he said. "I've already gotten really close to Aaron Murray and Chase Vasser – we talk a lot. I have friends already in Athens, so when I go up there I already know people. It's relaxing to know that I don't have to worry about all that."