Ernest Jones (LB)

TSW profiles Ernest Jones, a big play linebacker from Henderson, NC who impressed at the Nike camp in Chapel Hill. Jones has NC State listed as his favorite.<br> <font size=1 color=cc0000>Update: Ernest commits to the Pack! Interview with Southern Vance FB Coach Mark Perry.</font>

Name: Ernest Jones
Position: Linebacker
Hometown: Henderson (NC)
High School: Southern Vance
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Speed: 4.6
School Preferences: Commited to NC State on 4/24/02

TSW Bullet Points:

  • Junior stats - 139 tackles, 9 sacks, 2 INT's, 3 blocked kicks, 5 forced fumbles and 5 fumble recoveries.
  • One of the top linebackers in the south.
  • Camps - NC State and Wake Forest

    Update - April 24, 2002: (Jerry Cornwell - TSW)
    TSW got up with Southern Vance FB Coach Mark Perry and asked him about LB Ernest Jones who became NC State's latest committment. "Ernest committed today at 11:30 to Coach Pate." said Perry, "He was simply elated at the opportunity to play at NC State. His mother was excited about him being close to home as well. She was very happy with the decision."

    NC State looks to be getting a super defensive player in Jones. Coach Perry describes him as a "demon on defense". He had 110 tackles on the season, 4 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions and 2 blocked kicks.

    The talent for football is there in Jones, and according to his coach, the character is there also. "Ernest is a great kid on and off the field. He is a class act and is the kind of kid that you would want your daughter to marry."

    Coach Perry says Ernest is a projected qualifier with his current scores and grades.

    Scouting Report - April 12, 2002: (Scott Kennedy -
    At 6'4 and 210 pounds with a 4.6 forty, Ernest Jones has the makings of an ideal outside linebacker on the next level. He already has the size and speed, but one of the attributes that really sets him apart is his tenacity. "I'm like a cheetah going after a meal," said Jones with a laugh. "I'll get to the ball carrier any way I can, and if someone gets between me and the ball, he's going to get run over."

    Jones added, "I'd say NC State is #1 right now. UCLA is #2 followed by the big 3 Florida schools: Florida, Florida State, and Miami. I'm going to camp at NC State for sure, and we're going to one of the passing camps at Wake Forest as well."  Read this entire article.

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