2013 Spring Team Most Improved LB
Very talented young linebacker prospect who has the ability to factor into the rotation at linebacker ... He'll begin fall drills as the No. 2 man on the depth chart at weakside linebacker, after winning the team's Most Improved Linebacker award during a solid spring camp.
Earned his first letter as a redshirt freshman after playing in 11 games, amassing 14 tackles on the year and breaking up one pass ... Began the season with a 4-tackle outing in a win over Southeastern Louisiana, and closed it out with a career-best 5 tackles in the season finale at Texas A&M ... All four stops against SELA were of the solo variety, and that's the game he also was credited with a pass break up ... Registered single tackle games at UCF, against Vanderbilt, Kentucky, at Tennessee and vs. Syracuse ... Got back on the field in the spring after missing the 2011 season, and made solid contributions ... Closed spring ball by making 4 tackles in the Black & Gold Game.
Sat out the season after sustaining a season-ending leg injury during pre-season scrimmage in August.
Highly sought-after prospect out of the state of Oklahoma who was a three-year starter at both linebacker and wide receiver for Guthrie High School ... Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's No. 36 outside linebacker prospect, and as the No. 9 overall prospect coming out of the state of Oklahoma in 2011 ... Was named the Daily Oklahoman Defensive Player of the Year as a senior, when he registered 100 tackles and 19 sacks, while also moonlighting as a productive receiver, with 53 receptions for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns ... He also ran for a score and threw for another as Guthrie made it to the Class 5A semifinals in 2010 ... In one game this past season against Duncan, he caught 5 passes for 176 yards and 3 touchdowns, while also impacting the game by making 5 sacks on defense ... Took home all-state honors as a junior as well, when he had similar numbers which included 98 tackles and 18 sacks on defense, to go with 63 receptions for 1,122 yards and 12 touchdowns on offense ... Also lettered in both basketball and tennis at his school, and was an all-state selection in basketball as a sophomore ... High school coach - Rafe Watkins.
Parents - Jeff Jones & Kia Brothers-Jones ... Has been a member of FCA and student council ... Lists hobbies as all sports, video games and large game hunting ... Chose Mizzou over a lengthy list of suitors, just a few of which included Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Connecticut, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa State, Syracuse, Washington and Tulsa, among others.