NCF On The Trail: D.J. Jones

Juco recruits to watch: ACC 

October, 6, 2014
Oct 6
ESPN’s Juco Watch List was released Monday, and there are names to know heading into the ACC. While the conference as a whole doesn’t heavily recruit the junior college level like others, impactful players have entered the conference in recent years. Even though there are only three junior college prospects currently committed to ACC schools, the trio has the chance to hit the field running in 2015.

When you’re one of the top junior college prospects in the country, the spring evaluation period can be both a blessing and a curse. Just ask defensive tackle D.J. Jones.

Jones already has offers from a who’s who of college football, including Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and USC.

Jones has taken a number of unofficial visits this spring, including recent trips to Auburn and Tennessee. Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia and South Carolina look to be the schools highest on his list. But don’t be surprised if the Head Ball Coach lands Jones in the end. Jones is originally from Piedmont, S.C., and he openly talks about wanting to get back closer to home.