Four-Star could be huge late pickup for Cards

Dwight Jones, a four-star wide receiver from Hargrave Military Academy, was all set to enroll at North Carolina this month. But the 6'5 Jones fell short of qualifying academically to enroll at UNC. Now, Louisville is on Jones' short-list of backup options. Jones spoke with InsideTheVille.com Tuesday night about situation.

Dwight Jones, a four-star wide receiver from Hargrave Military Academy, was all set to enroll at North Carolina this month. But the 6'5 Jones fell short of qualifying academically to enroll at UNC. Now, Louisville is on Jones' short-list of options.

Jones told InsideTheVille.com Tuesday night that he's still hopeful he can attend UNC, but he's making other plans just in case things don't work out for him to attend the Chapel Hill, NC school.


If he can't enroll at UNC, Louisville
and East Carolina are the schools
Dwight Jones is considering.

"Right now I'm just sitting back waiting to see what will happen and waiting for more information from my old high school coach," Jones told Inside The Ville.

Jones said he's considering two schools as a backup plan to North Carolina – Louisville and East Carolina. Jones said he'd likely visit both schools before National Signing Day February 5. A report in the Winston-Salem Journal Tuesday mentioned West Virginia as a possibility but Jones said the Mountaineers are no longer a viable option.

"I'm not (interested) in West Virginia and I'm not going to visit them," Jones said. "West Virginia is not an option for me anymore."

While UNC is his first choice, Jones believes Louisville's wide-open, pass-oriented attack might be tailor-made for his talents. "I love a team that throws the ball," Jones said.

"My high school coach said he was talking to the coaches from Louisville but he didn't tell me a lot of details," Jones said. "I don't know too much about Louisville. I've seen them on television a couple times and I know they have a great (program). They throw the ball a lot and I know they had a great quarterback who is leaving. They recruited me my sophomore year before I committed to (UNC)."

Jones, a Super Prep All-American and the No. 1 player in North Carolina in 2006, made 112 receptions for 2,315 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final two years at Burlington High.


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