Incoming Cougar D’Jimon Jones: Seattle Times Male Athlete of the Year

EARNING A PAC-12 football scholarship these days requires a high level of specialization in high school athletes -- gone are the days of the three-sport athlete. Federal Way’s D’Jimon Jones, named the Seattle Times Male Athlete of the Year on Monday night, is the exception.

“D’Jimon is one of the best all-around athletes I have had the pleasure to coach. He is simply a freakish athlete,” football mentor John Meagher told the Times' Sandy Ringer.

Jones (6-2, 185) who arrives to WSU later this month with his 2016 signing class, is expected to line up at cornerback in fall camp. 

“I just love that feeling and sound when you hit somebody,” he told the Times.

Jones quarterbacked Federal Way High in an injury shortened campaign this past season. In hoops, he averaged 11 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals to earn All-SPSL Northwest first-team honors on the way to a second straight state championship. And he placed second at state both as a junior and senior with 6-8 marks in the high jump, helping Federal Way win this year's state track and field title.

“D’Jimon is a great athlete and a winner,” says Mike Leach in the article. “His is a competitive example for everyone around him. We are proud to have him as a Coug.”

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