Midseason Update: Dwight Jones

UNC verbal committment Dwight Jones' semester at Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military Academy has gone according to plan thus far.

"He's been outstanding on and off the field," said Robert Prunty, Hargrave's head football coach.

Jones, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver, is one of Hargrave's go-to guys on offense, according to Prunty. On the year, Jones has caught eight passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.

"He's a great player and he's going to be a great player," Prunty said. "He has matured [at Hargrave] and has gotten better. He is going to be an NFL player."

Hargrave's list of alumni now playing in the National Football League stands at nearly two dozen and includes first round draft picks Charles Grant, Torry Holt, Carlos Rogers, and Jon Sullivan.

Jones, who signed with UNC out of Burlington (N.C.) Cummings last February, went the prep school route when he failed to achieve a qualifying SAT score corresponding to his grade-point average on the NCAA Clearinghouse's sliding scale.

According to Prunty, Jones will take his first shot at the SAT this Saturday. If things don't go as planned, there are test dates in November and December.

"There's no pressure on Dwight here," Prunty said. "All he has to do is continue to do what he's doing. He's doing a great job. Dwight will be at Carolina soon."

Prunty wouldn't provide a definite time frame on when he expected Jones to enroll at UNC. However, Jones' goal is to be on campus in time for the 2008 spring semester.

Dwight Jones Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories