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2005 '05 New York DT Arthur Jones (Syracuse signee)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by LordJeffBuck, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    Arthur Jones
    Endicott, New York
    Union-Endicott
    Height: 6-foot-3
    Weight: 280 pounds
    40-yard dash: 5.3 seconds

    Jones was named the number 90 overall prospect in the Atlantic region by The Insiders. He has offers from Syracuse (favorite), Pitt, Wisconsin, UConn, and Rutgers, and interest in Ohio State (which has not offered). Jones was an all-state football selection last year; in addition, he was a state wrestling champ in 2003, and runner-up in 2004.

    Rivals on Arthur Jones (7/7/04)
     
  2. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator

    nice find LJB

    here is some more info

    http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=73&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&yr=2005&nid=1200886

    http://www.cnyhsfootball.com/2004/stateSeniorProspects.html

    ranked no. 1 at 275 lbs as NY wrestler

    one of the top junior wrestlers in the country
     
  3. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

  4. Aces

    Aces Newbie

    I realize that this is November and these posts were in July, but I just happened upon them tonight, and since he is from our area I thouhgt i'd add my 2 cents.
    Saw Jones play a few high school games since I live in the same town.
    Yeah he's big and fast, but as a whole i'd rank him maybe a 2 out of a possible 5. Size and speed is damn important, but over the years i've seen many smaller guys at the same high school same position that were on the whole a far better players than he is.
    First time our family and my son, who was also an all metro and all state player from the same team we were kind of in shock, we had heard that he was supposed to be great. But he seemed about average to us.
    Teams seemed to have been able to run all over him. At least in the home games that we saw him play.
    I saw the stats listed on him in Buck's post. My son had 80+ solo tackles in his junior year alone, and benched over 300lbs. Are you sure those stats are correct? Although my son was good, he probably wasnt a star. I would think Jones would have done better since hes ranked so high?

    Anyways, I think he should stay with wrestling. He was by far much better at it then he is in football. At least IMO.

    Oops, must clarify something. Although they played on the same high school team they never played together, same coach, same school though, but different years. My son graduated before Jones went to that school. I apologize.

    Aces
     

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