Signee Profile: Derald Jones

Perhaps the most underrated of all recruits signing with Wake Forest in 2009 is Derald Jones from First Coast High School in Florida. A phenomenal athlete, Jones has already enrolled at Wake Forest in hopes to make an impact next season.

Profile: Derald Jones
Height: 5'10
Weight: 162
40: 4.45

Senior Stats: 2000 passing yards and 20 touchdowns, 50 rushing yards and six touchdowns, 30 tackles, 8 pass break-ups

Senior Awards: All-Conference (3 years in a row), All-District (3 years in a row), Jacksonville Times-Union Super 11, Jacksonville Times-Union Super 24, District Player of the Year for all Public Schools, 4A 2nd Team All-State

Why Wake Forest? "I just knew I wanted to go to Wake when I got the offer from them. I had to talk to my mom but then I did it. As soon as I got to the campus I could feel it. It was a different vibe than places like Florida State. The team, atmosphere, and all gave me a different feeling plus the academics are solid. I felt like it was the best fit for me."

Offers: Florida State, Indiana, North Carolina, South CarolinaSouth Florida, Ball State

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