A national top 250 player by ESPN and 247 Sports…ESPN lists Jones as the No. 202 player in the nation, the eighth best outside linebacker…247 Sports calls him the No. 209 player and the 15th best OLB…played linebacker for IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., but his hometown is Nashville, Tenn.…had five tackles for loss in seven games… played his senior year at IMG, helping that team to a No. 2 final national ranking and a 9-0 record…played two years at IMG, helped team to 11-0 record in 2016…team was ranked fourth in the nation that year…had 22 tackles, five tackles for loss, five PBUs and a fumble recovery in 2016….IMG was 20-0 in his two years there..… will play in Under Armour All-American game in Orlando…considered a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com… he had 11 touchdown passes and ran for another 10 scores in 2014 at high school in Nashville, Tenn….had 13 sacks and 60 tackles on defense that year ….committed to the Tigers on 06/16/2016….recruited by Tony Elliott and Brent Venables.
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He had 11 touchdown passes and ran for another 10 scores in 2014. He also had 13 sacks and 60 tackles on defense. After the season, he was awarded a 2014 Eastbay Youth All-American and also named to the USA developmental team. He has a 285 lb bench press.
- 12 months ago Clemson linebacker commit Mike Jones, Jr., has been friends with 2018 5-star offensive tackle and Tennessee commit Cade Mays of Knoxville (TN) Catholic since the two were children and Jones has been working hard to see if he can get Mays to make a visit to Clemson. Full Story »
- 2 years ago Xavier Thomas had been telling the coaches for a few days now that he wanted to be a Clemson Tiger, but he nearly caused head coach Dabo Swinney to choke on his food when he committed Saturday morning. Full Story »
- 2 years ago The scouting services might disagree on who the number one player in the 2018 recruiting cycle happens to be, but everyone can agree that the Clemson coaching staff is building on the momentum of a National Championship and assembling a monster class. Full Story »
- 2 years ago Clemson linebacker commit Mike Jones, Jr., made the trip to Clemson this past weekend with a carload of his IMG teammates, and the quintet was treated to the first true look at Clemson’s new football operations center. Full Story »
- 2 years ago Ten hours after head coach Dabo Swinney’s camp ended Thursday, the Clemson coaching staff reeled in a commitment for the 2018 recruiting cycle with the verbal commit of 4-star linebacker Mike Jones, Jr., of Bradenton (FL) IMG. Full Story »