Jones is a big-time JUCO QB prospect

One of the top 2010 JUCO quarterback prospects heading into this spring is Pearl River QB Emil Jones (6-3, 215). He's got a big arm and while he's a great athlete he considers himself more of a pocket passer. Which schools have already made contact? Read on to find out...

Jones was a standout at North Forrest High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, but after he was unable to qualify for a D-1 scholarship he chose to attend Pearl River.

"Pearl River was the best situation," Jones told JCFootball.com recently. "It was still sorta close to home and they have good academics here and I really liked the coaches and the program, so it was the best fit."

As a freshman in 2008, Jones had a solid season completing 52.5% of his passes for 2,501 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 147 and four touchdowns on the ground.

"I definitely can get out and run and hurt defenses that way, but in our offense I wasn't really called on to do that," Jones said. "I will do anything we need to do to win, but I think I'm more of a pocket passer who can run because the QB's job is to get it into the hands of the playmakers and let them do what they do."

So far recruiting has just started to trickle in for Jones, but he said two have stood out.

"Marshall and Memphis have both been on me," Jones said. "I like both of them and their offenses, but neither one of them have offered so I'm just keeping my options open and letting everyone know that I'm open to anyone that wants to recruit me.

"I'm looking for a school that has a good offense, good coaches and a place that I can come in and play right away. I know that things won't just be handed to me, but I want a place that I can have the opportunity to challenge for the starting spot."

Jones is on pace to graduate in December and he plans to sign during the mid-year period and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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