2012 Intro: Kevin Jones

APEX, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Kevin Jones, a 5-foot-11, 172-pound wide receiver from Middle Creek High School.

Scouting Report

"He brings a lot of explosiveness," Middle Creek head coach Sean Crocker said. "He's a solid receiver. He's good with the ball in his hands. It's really hard to keep up with him – even our quarterbacks have a hard time overthrowing him. He brings the ability to really stretch the field for us."

Prep Career

The 2010 season was Jones' first as a varsity starter. He responded by leading Middle Creek in receiving with 61 catches for 863 yards and nine touchdowns.

"He plays one of the outside receiver [positions]," Crocker said. "We bring him in and we like to do a bunch of things with him just to get the ball in his hands – try to get as many touches as we can with him. We want to get the ball in his hands whether it be the screen pass or stretching the defense deep. We keep exploring how to get him the ball more."

Jones also returned two kickoffs for scores.

Recruitment

Jones has collected verbal scholarship offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, NC State, and Virginia Tech. He's also receiving mail from most of the ACC, plus Florida and Connecticut.

Jones is favoring the schools that are recruiting him the hardest.

"Right now, NC State, they're showing me the most interest," Jones said. "I also like Clemson, because they've called my coach about me a couple of times."

Middle Creek has at least four players receiving significant college interest.

"Josh Banks and I, we have talked about going to the same school," Jones said.

Wake Forest is the only school to have offered Banks, a defensive tackle, a scholarship.

The only recruiting trip Jones has made thus far is to NC State for its junior day in January. He plans to attend several camps this summer with Clemson, NC State, and Oregon the likely destinations.

Extra Notes

Jones grew up a NC State fan… Outside of football, Jones doesn't do any sports at Middle Creek. However, he's considering running the 100-meter dash and 4x100 relay this spring for the track and field team.


Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

Kevin Jones Profile


Inside Carolina Top Stories