Still Available: LB Emmanuel Jones

After two good seasons a the JUCO level, Highland LB Emmanuel Jones (6-3, 215), hopes to find a place to play this fall. One opportunity may present itself this weekend while he's on an official visit to a Sun Belt program...

"I'm visiting Idaho this weekend and hopefully they offer," Jones told "I had a bunch of schools talking to me early on, but no one knew I was ready to leave this year, so it sorta fell off.

"My coach says that Utah State wants to see me in person and I have also been hearing from a few D-2 programs, but that's about it."

As a sophomore this past season, Jones, who played the strongside linebacker spot (SAM) in the Scotties' defense, posted a team-leading seven sacks to go along with 50 tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery one interception and three pass breakups.

Jones prepped at Roosevelt (NY) High School, but was overlooked, so he decided to go the JUCO route.

"I saw that Highland sent a lot of players to good schools the previous year and it was a program on the rise, so I wanted to be a part of that," Jones said. "The conference was also very competitive."

Jones will be eligible to leave this spring and he will have three years to play two starting in the fall.

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