Jones Continues Waiting Game

CHATHAM, Va. --- North Carolina verbal commitment Dwight Jones has yet to receive the score from his first SAT, which will determine his qualifying status.

"I took it like three weeks ago, but I still haven't got the score back," Jones said Monday, following the Hargrave Winter Workout. "It normally comes back after two weeks so it should come in any day now."

In the meantime Jones retook the SAT Tuesday and will take it again Wednesday. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound wide receiver will also take the ACT for the first time Saturday.

This fall, Jones attended Hargrave Military Academy after failing to receive a qualifying SAT score out of Burlington (N.C.) Cummings High School. At Hargrave, he has been taking an SAT prep course.

On the football field, Jones provided Hargrave with a reliable receiving option.

"Dwight is a big receiver, runs routes well, strong, great hands," Hargrave Military Academy's head football coach Robert Prunty said. "He's just very athletic – a big athletic guy. He'll be a great player for Carolina."

Jones' game has improved as he has played with and against superior talent.

"I really got more physical, got stronger, got better at understanding the game," Jones said. "It's been a great experience."

Jones, who signed with UNC in February before failing to qualify, laughed off any notions that he might be reconsidering his commitment or visit any other school. He remains in steady contact with UNC coaches Kenny Browning and Charlie Williams.

"I probably talk to Coach Williams once every week," Jones said. "Really he just asks me have I qualified yet [and] asks me how I'm doing at Hargrave."

The UNC coaches have invited Jones to retake his official visit.

"They talked about [an official visit] a long time ago, but I really never had a chance to because I'm here and everything and the schedule is so busy," Jones said. "I want to, but if I don't it won't be a big deal."

Provided he qualifies in time, Jones plans to enroll at UNC in January for the spring semester.

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