Lakewood (NJ) running back Dwayne Jones only played in six games throughout his junior season. Having not seen any action since, he expected to start the first game of the 2003 season when an injured ankle sidelined him.
He finally returned to the field in Lakewood’s second game of the 2003 season.
“I played in the first half of our second game,” said Jones. “I rushed 11 times for 39 yards. In our third game, I had 11 carries for 98 yards and three touchdowns.”
At 6-1, 230 pounds, Jones plays tailback for Lakewood. On occasion, he will split out at wide receiver.
It is this combination of size, speed, and versatility that has drawn interest from many schools. Jones admits he has spoken with many coaches this past month.
“I’ve been talking to a whole bunch of coaches,” said Jones. “Nebraska, Boston College, Al Golden at Virginia, Ohio State, Virginia Tech. I’m enjoying everything.”
Boston College, Nebraska, and Rutgers are Jones’ lone offers at this point. Though his list seems to change daily, he did name his top five schools.
“My top five right now [in no order] is Virginia Tech, Boston College, Nebraska, Virginia, and Ohio State,” said Jones. “I’ll try and decide on my official visits toward the end of my senior season. I’m not sure when they will be. I haven’t been to any games, but I plan to go to Virginia Tech to see the Miami (FL) game.”
Jones’ list of favorites has changed quite often in recent weeks, however the above five programs have been consistently mentioned throughout the process. Of his favorites, he has only been to Boston College thus far.
“I’ve been to three schools in the past – West Virginia, Boston College, and Rutgers,” said Jones. “They are all different, but I liked Boston College the best. I like that it’s in the city.”
On the Gridiron
Lakewood is off to an 0-3 start, but Jones is not giving up. The team is improving consistently.
“The first game, we lost 39-6,” said Jones. “The second game we lost by nine and the third we lost by eight. We were winning both the second and third games at halftime, but we didn’t finish. Next we play Brick Township, and they are the best team I’ll probably ever play against. They...
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