Last year Jones was the go-to guy on Longview's junior-varsity football squad. He rushed for well over 1,000 yards and averaged around three touchdowns a game as a sophomore. Jones was moved up to the varsity ranks at the end of the regular season and helped his team reach the state championship game, where they lost to Lake Travis HS.
Since then, the Longview running back has been working hard to prepare himself for his junior season, which he hopes will be his coming out party.
"This summer I've been really focusing on trying to get stronger and improve my footwork. My speed is already pretty good so I am trying to focus on improving on those things as well as becoming a better leader," said Faggans.
Although he has yet to start a game on the varsity squad, coaching staffs have already begun to take notice of the 5-foot-11, 180-pound back.
What is it about Jones that already has some of college footballs heavy hitters already expressing interest?
"I run hard and I'm able to run through defenses. I have some pretty good moves too. I'm a downhill running back that hits the hole real fast and real hard."
Jones plans on running through plenty of defenses this fall as Longview's starting running back. He has set some lofty goals for himself as well as for his teammates, but believes they are up to the task.
"I want to get way over 1,000 yards this season and I want to be the best junior running back in the state. Also, my teammates and I want to get back to state and we want to win it this year."
This year Longview moved up a division and will be playing in 5-A. They start their 2012 campaign on August 27 when they take on Marshall HS.
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