Scout Ranking: ***
Scout Rank: No. 42 defensive tackle
Size: 6-2, 260 pounds
Hometown: Austell (GA)
School: South Cobb High School
Projected Position At NC State: Defensive Lineman
Accolades: all-area, selected to the Cobb County Senior All-Star game, selected to play in the Offense-Defense all-american bowl
Commit Date: June 24, 2013
Recruiting Scene: Jones favored schools like Duke, Ole Miss, Wake Forest and Louisville early on but an offer from NC State last June and a subsequent visit to Raleigh a week or so later sold him on the Wolfpack.
He toured State with his family and immediately liked what he saw and committed shortly after the visit. Jones stayed solid to NC State throughout the recruiting process.
Why NC State? "When I got down on the field, that really sold me. I was talking to coach Sutton and he was just telling me about the feeling during game day and then putting that jersey on. It was a great feeling. When I took my brother on the field, that sold me right there."
Picked NC State Over: Duke, Louisville, Marshall, Wake Forest and others
Scouting Report: Big, physical defender capable of playing defensive end or defensive tackle, Jones is extremely disruptive. He's still a bit raw, but uses his hands well and can bully through linemen... strong against the run.