Orange Looking At JUCO D-Lineman

Hudson Valley Community College Football coach Bob Jojo thinks his first team All Northeast Football Conference defensive tackle Ernest Jones is the best junior college defensive lineman in the Northeast.

With offers already in hand from Rutgers, Temple, East Carolina, Florida A&M plus heavy interest from Syracuse and Iowa he might be right. Ernest is a 6-foot-3, 307-pound sophomore nose tackle that had 45 tackles and 1 sack this season.

Ernest originally was supposed to sign with Syracuse in 2001 when he was a senior at Herbert H. Lehman High School in the Bronx, NY.

I asked Coach Jojo about Syracuse's interest in Ernest and he said "There are very interested, Coach Goldman was in last week and they are evaluating his game tape now".

Coach Jojo also said "Iowa is very interested also, they came to see him play this past weekend at our bowl game in Iowa". Ernest will have two years of eligibility left.

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