Clemson commit Sheridan Jones working on getting better


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Jones walks the sidelines at Clemson's spring game
Jones walks the sidelines at Clemson's spring game

Clemson’s spring game was the deciding factor for 2019 commit Sheridan Jones, and now he’s working on getting better.

Jones, a cornerback from Norfolk (VA) Maury had many schools to choose from, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, and Florida State, but Clemson won the battle.

Jones weighs in and 6-1, 175, is the second-ranked cornerback in the state of Virginia. Jones is also ranked 73rd in the ESPN 300.

After witnessing the impressive Clemson defense at the spring game held on April 8th, Jones knew Clemson was the place for him.

“The spring game, it was the day I committed. I got to watch the game, talk to the players, and get a good feel of the place again,” Jones said.

Clemson’s relatively close location to his hometown of Norfolk also seemed to have aided in the decision, along with the love Clemson showed their future Tiger.

“Clemson is a great school, they are in need of DB's in the upcoming years so I was the main priority for this recruiting class and they showed lots of love. Coach told me he plans to throw me in the fire early. Also, being that it’s not too far, my mom can still see me play,” he said.

Jones stays in touch with many Clemson players and coaches to keep up with his future home.

“All the time honestly. Between coach (Brent) Venables and coach (Mike) Reed,” Jones said when asked how much he hears from Clemson coaches. “I talked to Jordan Williams and K’von Wallace, they tell me how everything is and when I get there it’s time to work,” Jones said.

As far as working, Coach Venables is known for his tough love and work ethic that is commonly reflected in his defense, but Jones can’t wait.

“That’s the only way I’ve been coached since I was little. So, that makes a greater relationship for us,” he said.

There is no off-season for Clemson’s defense and that includes their future players. Jones has already planned out his goals for the summer.

“I want to get bigger and work on my tackling, and also my hands for more interceptions,” Jones told TigerNet.

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