Jones (5-9, 180, 4.45) has earned numerous honors at running back and kick returner the past two seasons, including first team all-state selections as a sophomore and second team all-state picks as a junior. Those join a slew of all-district and all-metro selections.
Even more impressive than his rushing totals have been his punt return numbers. Jones averaged a ridiculous 36.7 yards per punt return as a junior, and has returned ten punts for touchdowns on kick returns.
Due to his excellent hands, Jones could also be looked at as a slot receiver, from which he could use his excellent speed. Some schools are looking at him exclusively as a defensive back, while others are intrigued by his multi-dimensional abilities.
Jones has received interest from schools such as Mississippi State, LSU, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Southern Mississippi, Colorado, Alabama, Arkansas and Stanford, as well as West Virginia. He attended WVU's football camp in June, and also attended Nike camp at Alabama.
The past two seasons, Jones played at Florence High School, but this season will move to Columbia High, following his father, Steve, who will be the head coach for Columbia this year. The elder Jones is a graduate of Mississippi State.
Cory is also a standout track performer, and will have no trouble qualifying.