Signee Update: Dwight Jones

After earning NCHSAA 2A State Championship rings in both football and basketball for his senior year, Dwight Jones has decided to take the spring season off in order to prepare for his freshman season at North Carolina.

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  • "I've just been playing pickup basketball and working out," said Jones. "Really, I've been doing a lot of running on the treadmill."

    North Carolina has given Jones a workout regiment, and the wide receiver plans on working out with his former Burlington (N.C.) Cummings teammates when they open up spring practice Monday.

    In the meantime, Jones has been "doing his own thing" and has added approximately ten pounds over the last year, putting him at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds. He expects to put on a few more pounds before enrolling.

    In addition to working out, Jones has been focusing on getting qualified.

    "We're still waiting on the test score," said Jay Perdue, Cummings' offensive coordinator. "His GPA is fine. He took the last testing of the ACT; we haven't heard back from that. He's also signed up for the very next testing of the ACT in June."

    Perdue describes Jones' grade point-average as "right in the middle" of the NCAA Clearinghouse sliding scale and expects Jones' GPA to improve further following this semester.

    Perdue is optimistic that Jones will qualify. If Jones does not, he will prep for a semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy.

    If everything falls inline academically, Jones is expected to be a contributor this fall.

    "They expect me to come in and play my first year," said Jones.

    "Really, I just want to come in and help Carolina as much as possible; whatever they need me to do – blocking, catch passes, whatever."

    Jones said he expects to wear his high school number at North Carolina -- No. 5.

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