NCF On The Trail: Jack Jones

Randy Edsall knows recruiting is the lifeblood of his program, and he is really impressing local coaches with his effort. Plus, don’t be surprised if you see NC State finish with a flurry.

Help is on the way: SEC 

October, 8, 2014
Oct 8
Almost midway through the season and teams such as Arkansas and Texas A&M have shown the obvious strengths of their teams with their running backs and wide receivers, respectively. But in most cases every team has an apparent weakness, too. Here’s a closer look at how each team in the SEC will address its needs through recruiting.

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Programs off to fast start in 2015 

November, 19, 2013
While recruiting is undoubtedly a marathon and not a sprint, that doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with a good start.

The key for any program is being able to sustain and finish strong, and only time will tell which programs will be able to do that, but what we do know is which teams are off to a fast start in the Class of 2015. Below are the five programs that are leading the pack early for 2015, as well as a few other notable fast starters:

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RecruitingNation released its first ever ESPN junior 300 on Tuesday, and a slew of already-committed prospects have put five programs out front early in the recruiting cycle. Here they are, in alphabetical order.

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Jack Jones talks Tennessee verbal

May, 17, 2013
Class of 2015 offensive lineman Jack Jones (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Oakland) committed to the Volunteers earlier this month. He spoke with the Tennessean about his decision:

"It was hard not to commit on the spot [when UT offered]. But I wanted my family, my coaches and the people close to me to talk to. I wanted to think about it, and pray to God."

"My dream is to run out of the T," Jones added. "That dream is starting to come true."

Georgia Tech and Middle Tennessee also extended early scholarship offers to the 6-foot-5, 270-pound prospect. Kentucky showed interest.

Volunteers secondary coach Willie Martinez served as Jones' primary recruiter.

Two other in-state prospects, defensive tackle Zach Stewart (Coalfield, Tenn./Coalfield) and athlete Jaylond Woods (Lenoir City, Tenn./Lenoir City), committed to the Volunteers' 2015 class in April.