It's been a whirlwind for 2013 defensive tackle prospect D.J. Jones the past 2 months. He went from unknown outside of the Greenville area to a player that has college coaches scrambling to establish a relationship with after a Top 10 overall performance at a Nike event in Charlotte. In our intial interview with Jones he had no schools showing him interest at that point.
Things have changed now after that camp showing despite a monstrous junior season while he was at Carolina High School. Jones has since transferred to Wren High School where he'll move from AA ball to AAAA play. His numbers at Carolina last season are impressive as he had 129 tackles, 37 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 1 interception, 3 touchdowns, and 8 forced fumbles.
Jones talked about the transfer and his feelings moving forward at a new school.
"I feel great about the move, I believe this will show coaches how skilled I am."
After the Top 10 performance in Charlotte Jones says he'll be on the road camping again this coming weekend too.
"On May 6th I was invited to the Nike Football Training Camp and I was invited to a big boy camp at Duke."
Since that initial interview Jones says that he's heard from Clemson and Duke. Out of that pair he says that Clemson has seemed the most interested.
"I would say Clemson is recruiting me the hardest since they invited me to the Spring Game and sent me some letters."
SCPrepNation.com will have an update with Jones to talk about his experience at the NFTC event so stay tuned.
Jones informed us that Georgia Tech coaches were at Wren's practice on Thursday to check in on him.