High Expectations for Jones

Holding six Big Ten offers before he plays his first game as a high school junior, Minneapolis Washburn tailback Jeffrey Jones is already one of the top young players in the Midwest.

MADISON - Wisconsin is looking for that work horse back in their 2014 class and might have discovered him in 6-0, 190-pound junior running back Jeffrey Jones. The speedster from Minneapolis Washburn displays his flash by running a 4.51 40-yard time every time he touches the field, a main reason why his scholarship list continues to grow.

"I have picked up two scholarships during the school year and another four scholarships from camps," Jones told Badger Nation. "I got offers from Minnesota, Michigan State, Iowa, Iowa State, Illinois and Wisconsin."

Looking to improve on a sophomore season when he rushed for 1,310 yards (over nine yards a carry) and 18 touchdowns when he starts his season Thursday, Jones' fifth offer was from Wisconsin after he dazzled the Badgers' staff during their first high school camp in June.

"I was down at their camp in Wisconsin and Coach Hammock told me they wanted to offer me, so it was just so exciting," Jones said. It was a fun camp and it was nice. Me and Coach Hammock got a long really well … (He) really liked my explosiveness and how I move. He thought I had good vision."

Looking down the line on his calendar, Jones has already selected a few games that he would like to check out and what he wants to accomplish for this upcoming season.

"I am supposed to be going down to the Iowa game when they play Iowa State, and the Notre Dame game when they play Michigan," Jones said. "My team goals are just basically come together, work hard and get to the state championship. I just need to keep working on what I already have this summer for my season."

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