Pearl River's Emil Jones leads the way

He directs a potent offense at one of the top JUCO programs in the country, but Pearl River QB Emil Jones (6-3, 215) still is waiting on that first offer. JCFootball.com caught up with the gifted signal-caller and he updated us on things including which two schools continue to show him the most interest.

Jones, who completed 52.5% of his passes for 2,501 yards, 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions while rushing for 147 and four touchdowns on the ground as a freshman in 2008, and Pearl River have already shown how potent their offense can be scoring 87 points while getting off to a 2-0 start.

"We came out and wanted to be perfect this year," Jones told JCFootball.com. "That's not guaranteeing wins or anything, it's just our goal. Every team has that goal, but here we have so much talent around us and on offense we feel like we can go all the way every time we have the ball, so our confidence is building and that will really help us down the road."

In his first two games this season, Jones has completed 45 of 70 passes (64%) for 684 yards, seven touchdowns to only one interception.

"My completion percentage wasn't where I wanted it to be last season, so that was something I really worked hard on," Jones said. "Accuracy is a big thing, but I also had to work hard on reading defenses, understanding what teams were trying to do and things like that. I put in the time this summer and so far it's been paying off."

Recruiting continues to move along at a slow pace for Jones, but he said he thinks more schools will pick up the pace once he gets his film out to them.

"Memphis and Marshall are the two main ones, but others have been asking for my film," Jones said. "I'm working on getting that done for them and sending my transcripts out to them and then we'll see who's really interested in me."

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

Tonight Pearl River travels to face Northwest Mississippi.

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