CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jacquez Jones is ready to make an impact at Tennessee, and the lightning-quick, 5-foot-11 170-pounder will do so before he plays in his first game.
“Coach (Butch) Jones says he likes my energy, and he wants me to bring that to the receivers group,” said Jones, a charismatic and excitable prospect from Clearwater, Fla. “I’m ready to take off like a rocket.”
Jones has a 37-inch vertical jump and a basketball background that enables him to do just that on the field, as he showed with his 8-catch, 126-yard effort in the FACA All-Star Classic high school all-star game in Lakeland, Fla., last December.
Jones’ energy and enthusiasm was also on display, as he did a front flip into the end zone on his touchdown catch, a spontaneous burst of a emotion that’s par for the course for the future No. 21.
“You already know what it is, Vol Nation!,” Jones said in his Facebook Live interview, eagerly embracing Tennessee’s large fan base.
“Jacquez is a guy who has some juice,” Tennessee receivers coach Kevin Beard said. “You put 10 or 15 pounds on a guy like that, it’s going to give him even more confidence.”
Jones, whose primary recruiter was Tennessee offensive coordinator Larry Scott, made it clear his ambitions are to win a title with the Vols.
“I’m not in for 9-4,” Jones said. “I’m in it to win it all.”
Jones had plenty to say to SEC Country on Wednesday night, most all of it, the 19-year-old young man said with passion and conviction.
Tennessee WR signee Jacquez Jones discusses his impending journey from Clearwater to UT
Posted by Tennessee Volunteers Insiders on Wednesday, May 17, 2017