Jones Passing the Look Test

When you walk into the weightroom at Northwestern High School in Miami these days, you see a hungry unit. After losing in the Class 6A state championship game to Apopka two years ago and losing to eventual 6A champ Norland (by one point) last year, this is a hungry group.

And when you head on out to the practice field, you quickly realize that nobody wants it more than wide receiver Khalil Jones.

With a body that makes him look like he's ready for the NFL (6-2 and 210), Jones definitely passes the look test. Coming off his junior year, not a lot of people were familiar with him. That all changed after strong performances at three separate summer camps -- NIKE, Miami, and FIU's passing camp. He has emerged into one of the state's best wide receiver prospects.

Now it's time for Jones to put it all together. He looks ready to. He uses his size to create mismatches against opposing defensive backs. The only kid that had a chance against him in practice was fellow UM prospect Trevor Ford. There isn't a more athletic kid on the field and now it's time for him to put it all together.

Although Jones has not yet been offered by Miami, he said he's not thinking about that right now.

"I just want to go out and help my team win it all," he said. "We want the ring this year. We've come too close the last few years and now it's time."

Jones was impressive at Miami's camp and said the coaches told him to have a great season.

"They saw what I could do when I was on the same field as guys like Early [Doucet] and Cameron [Colvin]," he said. "They just told me to go out and have fun this season and that they'll be watching my progress early in the season."

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