Jones Sees Limited Action in Loss

LOUISBURG, N.C. --- With limited opportunities, Dwight Jones managed one catch for two yards in Hargrave Military Academy's 22-12 upset loss to Louisburg Junior College Sunday.

"It's not a high school game where I can just tell the coach what I can run," Jones said. "It's like an all-star team.

"I really just came to Hargrave to become a better man and everything. I know I can play football, so I'm not really worried about that part."

Jones, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver, had five passes intended for him, but didn't have a drop all game. Most passes were overthrown, while two were intercepted by the defense.

Hargrave coach Robert Prunty didn't start Jones, and he first stepped onto the field at the 54-second mark of the first quarter.

"We have certain games where Coach starts different players," Jones said. "I have a scholarship. There are other receivers trying to work hard to earn a scholarship."

Jones says he's still committed to North Carolina, but hasn't spoken to the UNC staff since arriving at Hargrave.

"I got a letter from them last week," Jones said. "Before I came to Hargrave, they said they'd come up to Hargrave and visit me and make sure everything is going ok."

No other schools have made contact with Jones, who says his commitment to UNC is firm.

Jones is still planning to make it to some UNC home games this fall. Although no plans have been established, he said he would like to be in Chapel Hill when UNC hosts Miami next month.

On the academic front, Jones has a positive outlook about his situation and expects to enroll at UNC in January in time for the spring semester.

"It's going good," said Jones. "I just have to get my SAT score high and I'll be good. I believe I'm taking that October the 16th. So after I take that, I'll be squared away and ready to go to Carolina."

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