DT - FR - 6-2 - 310 - Junction City, Ark. (Junction City HS)
A coveted defensive tackle, Jones helped lead Junction City to back-to-back 2A state championships as he was named the MVP of the title game during his junior and senior seasons. He is ranked as the No. 19 defensive tackle in the nation and the No. 2 recruit in the state of Arkansas by Rivals.com. Jones was a first-team all-state selection in 2009 and he was selected to play in the Arkansas High School Coaches Association East-West Shrine game. The Dragons earned the state title by defeating Bearden both seasons and in 2009 Jones finished the game with six tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery. As a senior, he had 97 tackles, 25 tackles for a loss and four fumble recoveries. He had 98 tackles as a junior, 102 as a sophomore and 53 tackles as a freshman. Jones was coached at Junction City by David Carpenter and he also played offensive tackle for the Dragons. He is the three-time defending state champion in the shot put and also played basketball. He can bench an impressive 420 pounds and squat 550. He was also recruited by Auburn, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Baylor.