Oliver Jones ready for bounce-back year
February, 25, 2011
After breaking his femur and tearing his ACL last August, this season is big for ESPNU 150 Watch List OT Oliver Jones (Ninety Six, S.C./Ninety Six) who can't wait to get back on the gridiron. "I am stronger than ever and ready to go," Jones said. "I mean I am ready to hit someone after all this rehab. It has gone well. I am feeling good and the ACL is okay. I feel real positive and excited about this season. It's my senior year, I am coming off injury and it's just an important year for me." The 6-foot-5, 292-pounder was on his way to being one of the most sought after linemen in the Class of 2012 before the injury. Assuming he comes back 100 percent, that distinction shouldn't be an issue according to his head coach Chris Liner.