Athlete, Class of 2022
Germantown High School, Germantown, TN
The week has been a bit frenetic for Germantown (Tenn.) four-star athlete Kody Jones. It’s been football-related, but not because of a big game.
Jones and his teammates are currently awaiting word next Tuesday from local school and political officials of whether they’ll be allowed to play at all this fall. While that has brought on enough stress in itself, Jones’ recruitment has also been a handful to keep up with.
Last Tuesday marked the beginning of the open contact period for college coaches to members of the 2022 recruiting class. Jones was the target for dozens of coaches over the past few days. He added a few scholarship offers, gained insight from coaches, and continued to weed through his options, which now totals 21 offers. But for now, it’s all simply more for Jones to take in, with no real timeline in mind.
“It’s been crazy,” he said. “My phone hasn’t stopped. I just got a lot of mail (Thursday) from schools showing interest. I just got two offers (Wednesday) night, from Mississippi State and Oklahoma State. I’m overwhelmed. I was expecting a big Sept. 1, but it’s still going. (Thursday), Alabama hit me up, which opened my eyes for real.”
Jones, though, said he’s not making any quick judgments.
“It’s still too early,” he said. “I’m not trying to rush it right now. I don’t think I’ve gotten to the point of liking some schools. I’m still...
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