Jamaal Jones

Jamaal Jones

In one year, Jamaal Jones (DL, 6'4"-260lbs, 4.8 forty) from Bergen Catholic High School in Ordell, New Jersey has built a reputation as a hard-nosed defensive linemen with a lot of potential. At 6'4"-260lbs, Jones has a frame to put on more weight and has the long arms and good quickness that college recruiters are looking for. He is considered to be only just starting to tap his potential, meaning that his best football is still ahead of him.

Who are his favorites?

Rutgers 12/13/2002
Purdue 1/17/2003
UConn 1/24/2003

How does he feel about his favorites?

Rutgers (visited)
- really enjoyed his visit
- liked the coaches and players - felt comfortable
- likes the academics

Purdue
- was the first school to offer him a scholarship
- giving them strong consideration

UConn
- they have been recruiting him for a while
- like the academics

Does the commitment of Sam Johnson to Rutgers play a role in your decision?

It helps knowing that there is a possibility of playing with one of his high school teammates for four more years. However, Sam had the opportunity to take all of his visits and he would like to have the same opportunity before making a decision.

When does he plan on making a decision?

He plans on making a decision after his visit to UConn.

What are some of the factors in his decision?

- Academic reputation of the school
- The campus and campus life
- The commitment of the coaches to winning
- The opportunity to play
- Feeling comfortable with the players.
- Distance will NOT play a role

Who will help him in making a decision?

He stated that his parents and his high school coach will assist him in making a decision.

How does he feel about Rutgers?

He feels that Rutgers is on the rise and it would be nice to help the program reach its goals. He stated that he can see himself playing for Rutgers. However, he stated that they were his only visit and will reserve his decision until after his last visit.

Donald "Big Dog" Forbes: dforbes@theinsiders.com
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