Jones Headed to Hargrave

North Carolina signee Dwight Jones will spend the fall semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy and then enroll at UNC in January, according to Jay Purdue, Burlington (N.C.) Cummings' assistant coach.

Jones, a 6-foot-3 205-pound wide receiver, found out Thursday that he was again unable to receive an SAT score corresponding to his grade-point average on NCAA's sliding scale.

Knowing the situation, Jones recently met with Hargrave's officials.

"He met with Coach [Robert] Prunty, the coach at Hargrave Military," said Purdue. "If he didn't make it, they kind of set out the plan for him, what all he'd be doing, and what Hargrave is all about."

At Hargrave, Jones is expected to suit up at wide receiver, while he works on improving his SAT score.

"He's got the GPA, so basically he'll only be there as long as it takes for him to get the test score," said Purdue.

UNC, the school Jones verbally committed to over a year ago and signed with in February, is well aware of the situation and guided Jones to Hargrave.

"This was their backup plan from the start," said Purdue. "They knew there was a possibility this could occur. They really wanted to get him in the fall. If it was a situation where they weren't going to get him in the fall, they were going to shoot him up to Hargrave and he'd be in for spring practice."

Although Jones now has the opportunity to open his recruitment back up, Purdue doesn't believe that will happen.

"I don't think [his commitment] is going to change," said Purdue. "Usually what [Hargrave] does is protect them. If Carolina recommends them there, pretty much Hargrave stays loyal to Carolina."

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