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  • '16 FL RB Tony Jones Jr. (Notre Dame Signed NLI)

    Running Back / Linebacker
    Bradenton, FL (IMG Academy)


    Measurements

    Height: 6'0"
    Weight: 212

    Rankings

    Rivals: 5.6 Rating, #79 FL, #29 RB
    247: 90 Rating, #37 FL, #11 RB, #279 Overall
    Scout: #12 RB, #187 Overall
    ESPN: 80 Rating, #51 FL, #23 RB, #290 Overall

    247 Composite: 89.23 Rating, #46 FL, #16 RB, #304 Overall


    Offers
    Cincinnati
    Florida Atlantic
    Illinois
    Kentucky
    Miami (FL)
    Mississippi
    Mississippi State
    North Carolina
    Notre Dame
    Pittsburgh
    South Carolina
    South Florida
    UCF
    Vanderbilt

    Highlights:
    Tony Jones JR. - Hudl
    <iframe src='//www.hudl.com/embed/athlete/1649458/highlights/181251380' width='640' height='360' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Last edited by ResLife Hero; 05-21-2015, 11:54 AM.

  • #2
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>2016 FL RB Tony Jones Jr. (<a href="https://twitter.com/TonnJoness">@TonnJoness</a>) has a good relationship with new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Irish?src=hash">#Irish</a> coach Autry Denson. (Premium) <a href="http://t.co/pistTS2jEo">http://t.co/pistTS2jEo</a></p>&mdash; Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) <a href="https://twitter.com/ISDUpdate/status/571792983558897664">February 28, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    • #3
      Nice neck.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by GoldenDomer View Post
        Nice neck.
        I'm sorry...I don't see a neck.

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        • #5
          <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>S/O and Congrats to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheOpening?src=hash">#TheOpening</a>&#39;s first RB of 2015, <a href="https://twitter.com/IMGAFootball">@IMGAFootball</a>&#39;s Tony Jones Jr. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GOTOPEN?src=hash">#GOTOPEN</a> <a href="http://t.co/Vc24uYm0CI">pic.twitter.com/Vc24uYm0CI</a></p>&mdash; The Opening (@TheOpening) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheOpening/status/572232861178302464">March 2, 2015</a></blockquote>
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          • #6
            I would say there is a good chance he will be up in South Bend this spring.
            http://irishtp.com/

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            • #7
              Originally posted by IrishTP View Post
              I would say there is a good chance he will be up in South Bend this spring.
              I'll be interested to see if he ends up in South Bend next spring, or summer or fall.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by IrishTP View Post
                I would say there is a good chance he will be up in South Bend this spring.
                What about next spring? lol

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                  What about next spring? lol
                  Baby steps. This is IMG Academy we are talking about here.
                  http://irishtp.com/

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                  • #10
                    Newberg (Scout analyst) just posted at II. ND is all over Jones. His dad has a very long and very positive history with Denbrock (way way back). Thinks he makes it in for Junior Day and will be offered. He even titled the thread "Future commit?"

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                    • #11
                      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash">#NotreDame</a> is the latest to offer 2016 RB Tony Jones jr. (IMG Academy). Another big time offer. 5-11, 206 <a href="http://t.co/TXsao7BiPV">http://t.co/TXsao7BiPV</a></p>&mdash; Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) <a href="https://twitter.com/HamiltonESPN/status/573970055723106304">March 6, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                      • #12
                        Why is he only a 3 star? Looks good on tape to me

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                        • #13
                          Confirmed he's visiting for Junior Day

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                          • #14
                            Both Tony Jr. and Sr. said there is a chance he commits on his visit if he likes it. Per Loy. They are unsure if we are taking 1 or 2 RB's this cycle. Apparently the staff is split on that topic.

                            His father was coached by Denbrock in college and then again in the arena league so there is definitely a familiarity here that seems to be working in our favor.
                            Last edited by Luckylucci; 03-06-2015, 08:03 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Also, he's done very well in two camp settings now. The Orlando NFTC and the Adidas Georgia camp. So for a bigger back to do well in those settings, I'd say is a pretty solid start.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Luckylucci View Post
                                Both Tony Jr. and Sr. said there is a chance he commits on his visit if he likes it. Per Loy. They are unsure if we are taking 1 or 2 RB's this cycle. Apparently the staff is split on that topic.

                                His father was coached by Denbrock in college and then again in the arena league so there is definitely a familiarity here that seems to be working in our favor.
                                Jamie Newberg mentioned the commitment as well

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                                • #17
                                  Natrone Means was extremely impressed with Jones and I put more stock into that vs any of the "ranking" experts out there. He knows the position and he knows the game.

                                  Jones also still has family in Chicago. His father grew up with kids in neighborhood that landed at Notre Dame for football too.

                                  Notre Dame and Autry Denson have been on the ball in this recruitment and Jones is only going to keep moving up the rankings as the camp circuits continues.

                                  He played in a baseball game tonight and then hit the road for the Rivals football camp tomorrow. I fully expect his Rivals ranking to take a jump after attending their camp.
                                  http://irishtp.com/

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                                  • #18
                                    I was more asking how does an IMG kid fly under the radar? Kid looks like a thicker Folston.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by PerthDomer View Post
                                      I was more asking how does an IMG kid fly under the radar? Kid looks like a thicker Folston.
                                      They rotated in 3 different RB's last year so he didn't get as many carries as you'd expect from a #1 back. He was very very productive with those but I'm assuming that's part of the reason.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by PerthDomer View Post
                                        I was more asking how does an IMG kid fly under the radar? Kid looks like a thicker Folston.
                                        He originally attended St. Petersburg Catholic, the same school that has produced Dillon and Reilly Gibbons. As a freshman and sophomore, he was on the field almost every play, including special teams.

                                        The move to IMG Academy last year was so his body wouldnt get beaten down and he would be fresher for college.

                                        He had less than 70 carries last year, but also had an average rush of 11.7 yards.

                                        So he isnt getting the work that he would have got at St. Petersburg Catholic, but he is using his carries to the fullest and getting production.
                                        http://irishtp.com/

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by PerthDomer View Post
                                          I was more asking how does an IMG kid fly under the radar? Kid looks like a thicker Folston.
                                          So he's thicker than he is fast?

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                                          • #22
                                            Originally posted by Me2SouthBend View Post
                                            So he's thicker than he is fast?

                                            That's what the wife says about me...


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                                            • #23
                                              Originally posted by IrishTP View Post
                                              He originally attended St. Petersburg Catholic, the same school that has produced Dillon and Reilly Gibbons. As a freshman and sophomore, he was on the field almost every play, including special teams.

                                              The move to IMG Academy last year was so his body wouldnt get beaten down and he would be fresher for college.

                                              He had less than 70 carries last year, but also had an average rush of 11.7 yards.

                                              So he isnt getting the work that he would have got at St. Petersburg Catholic, but he is using his carries to the fullest and getting production.
                                              HS running backs are afraid of getting too many carries now so they will be fresher when they get to the NFL??
                                              What did Davonte do?

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                                              • #24
                                                Originally posted by dublinirish View Post
                                                HS running backs are afraid of getting too many carries now so they will be fresher when they get to the NFL??
                                                No, its not that. But, say he carried the ball an average of 250times a year for four years of high school because he is the best player on the team. That's 1000 carries. Add the fact Jones started at Linebacker and played all Special teams, thats easily going to put a ton of wear and tear over just four years of high school.

                                                IMG he had like 66 carries last fall. If he 100-150 carries this fall, thats not even the amount of carries he would have received in one year at his old school.

                                                He also is one of the top baseball players in Florida. Baseball isnt so much of a contact sport, but you can easily get worn out with so many games.

                                                It's just about not wearing his body down completely before he arrives to college. It's not so much that he has concerned about the NFL, but a body only has so many hits in it. If you can avoid some of that, then what harm is that? I dont think if he had 250 carries for 2000 yards and 30 TDs at his old school vs what he does at IMG against a national schedule has any impact on his recruitment.

                                                Lets be honest, the rankings are based of going to certains services camps and not so much based on actual play on the field.

                                                Notre Dame has done a great job of finding guys that can play at a high level and this goes to Denson knowing the talent in Florida before the camp circuits. I mean Jones already rose up in 247's rankings based off a camp last weekend.
                                                http://irishtp.com/

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                                                • #25
                                                  <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RQxP3rrNs7I?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

                                                  Tony Jones (#211) at 0:40 & 1:46.

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                                                  • #26
                                                    With Autry & Sanford onboard, I wonder if the staff reincorporates fullbacks into the running game. Luatua could perform that roll in the interim, and someone like Tony could potentially bulk up to play at 235+ at the college level. Half his junior tape is him laying blocks, which is great to see regardless.

                                                    Just a thought.

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                                                    • #27
                                                      Originally posted by Johannes View Post
                                                      With Autry & Sanford onboard, I wonder if the staff reincorporates fullbacks into the running game. Luatua could perform that roll in the interim, and someone like Tony could potentially bulk up to play at 235+ at the college level. Half his junior tape is him laying blocks, which is great to see regardless.

                                                      Just a thought.
                                                      I don't think the coaching staff will change the fact that fullbacks are antiques and the game has moved to incorporating an H-back for the best of both spread and power.

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                                                      • #28
                                                        Originally posted by Buster Bluth View Post
                                                        I don't think the coaching staff will change the fact that fullbacks are antiques and the game has moved to incorporating an H-back for the best of both spread and power.
                                                        dont tell harbaugh that!
                                                        What did Davonte do?

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                                                        • #29
                                                          <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/UTR?src=hash">#UTR</a> TheOpening Florida Heat : 4 star RB Tony Jones Jr : IMG Academy (FL) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheOpening">@TheOpening</a> <a href="http://t.co/6xEaL6UhAJ">http://t.co/6xEaL6UhAJ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/TonnJoness">@TonnJoness</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HeGotOpen?src=hash">#HeGotOpen</a></p>&mdash; UnderTheRadar (@_UnderTheRadar_) <a href="https://twitter.com/_UnderTheRadar_/status/575011131632189440">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                          • #30
                                                            <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Father of 2016 RB Tony Jones of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG previews his son&#39;s spring decision. ND getting final visit? ($) <a href="http://t.co/X9botAiQ90">http://t.co/X9botAiQ90</a></p>&mdash; Anna Hickey (@AnnaHScout) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnnaHScout/status/575028974247505920">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                            • #31
                                                              Originally posted by ResLife Hero View Post
                                                              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Father of 2016 RB Tony Jones of Bradenton (Fla.) IMG previews his son's spring decision. ND getting final visit? ($) <a href="http://t.co/X9botAiQ90">http://t.co/X9botAiQ90</a></p>&mdash; Anna Hickey (@AnnaHScout) <a href="https://twitter.com/AnnaHScout/status/575028974247505920">March 9, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                              Notre Dame is the only visit that is set up right now. They might make a trip to Kentucky. He has pretty much seen all the schools that he is interested in

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                                                              • #32
                                                                Steve put in a Notre Dame CB

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                                                                • #33
                                                                  Per TV this morning, they think its heading towards a Junior Day commitment.

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                                                                  • #34
                                                                    Would love to get a solid commit from this guy at junior day and focus on a big time athlete with the versatility to play rb/slot/cb
                                                                    "im just letting you know. my squad gonna be great no matter what is being said." -Lou Nix III

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                                                                    • #35
                                                                      Originally posted by Irish Fam View Post
                                                                      Would love to get a solid commit from this guy at junior day and focus on a big time athlete with the versatility to play rb/slot/cb
                                                                      I don't see Jones being able to play slot or cornerback at all. I mean you can flex him out in motion, but that is steering far away from his skill set
                                                                      http://irishtp.com/

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                                                                      • #36
                                                                        I read it as his point was Jones was a true RB. And with Jones landed, ND could concentrate on a more versatile player as a second running back. I think there is agreement here.

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                                                                        • #37
                                                                          He looks like his frame can add muscle and weight without hindering him. Sign on the dotted line.

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                                                                          • #38
                                                                            Originally posted by Irish#1 View Post
                                                                            He looks like his frame can add muscle and weight without hindering him. Sign on the dotted line.
                                                                            Or sign on the line that is dotted.

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                                                                            • #39
                                                                              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There were many stars at the Orlando <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RivalsChallenge?src=hash">#RivalsChallenge</a>, but some shined brighter then the rest: <a href="http://t.co/FDsrLvMP7n">http://t.co/FDsrLvMP7n</a> <a href="http://t.co/Kta8QW3RbQ">pic.twitter.com/Kta8QW3RbQ</a></p>&mdash; Rivals.com (@Rivals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rivals/status/576042492576968704">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                                              Rivals had him as the top performer:
                                                                              Jones recently picked up a Notre Dame offer and certainly has the talent to play for such a program should he so chose. On Saturday, the three-star running back flashed solid hands, catching most passes thrown in his direction. And while he rarely tested defensive backs deep down field, his sharp cuts and acceleration made him hard to cover on intermediate routes.

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                                                                              • #40
                                                                                Originally posted by Me2SouthBend View Post
                                                                                Or sign on the line that is dotted.
                                                                                Sounds like his routes last weekend!

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                                                                                • #41
                                                                                  <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Irish247 analyst <a href="https://twitter.com/EvanSharpley">@EvanSharpley</a> breaks down the game of major <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash">#NotreDame</a> RB target Tony Jones Jr. <a href="http://t.co/bIphXCdENj">http://t.co/bIphXCdENj</a></p>&mdash; Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) <a href="https://twitter.com/SWiltfong247/status/576097529042989056">March 12, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                                                  • #42
                                                                                    per loy getting into town around 3 today
                                                                                    God Country Notre Dame
                                                                                    http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...andeverett.jpg

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                                                                                    • #43
                                                                                      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Up late? ISD&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/CoachDrisk78">@CoachDrisk78</a> caught up with &#39;16 FL RB Tony Jones Jr (<a href="https://twitter.com/TonnJoness">@TonnJoness</a>) tonight for video interview. <a href="http://t.co/sxcenOiaX4">http://t.co/sxcenOiaX4</a></p>&mdash; Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) <a href="https://twitter.com/ISDUpdate/status/579135724424990720">March 21, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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                                                                                      • #44
                                                                                        <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&#39;16 IMG Academy RB Tony Jones Jr. (<a href="https://twitter.com/TonnJoness">@TonnJoness</a>) and his family saw it all today at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NotreDame?src=hash">#NotreDame</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Irish?src=hash">#Irish</a> (Free) <a href="http://t.co/LP7JAVrkvd">pic.twitter.com/LP7JAVrkvd</a></p>&mdash; Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) <a href="https://twitter.com/ISDUpdate/status/579439047485030400">March 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                                                        • #45
                                                                                          '16 FL RB Tony Jones Jr. (Offer)

                                                                                          Originally posted by ResLife Hero View Post
                                                                                          '16 IMG Academy RB Tony Jones Jr. (@TonnJoness) and his family saw it all today at #NotreDame. #Irish (Free) pic.twitter.com/LP7JAVrkvd&mdash; Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) March 22, 2015

                                                                                          Here's the link to the story:

                                                                                          http://www.irishsportsdaily.com/2015/03/22/jones-gets-to-see-it-all/

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                                                                                          • #46
                                                                                            Committed
                                                                                            EMPTY SPACE WAITING FOR THE NEXT HOT TAKE

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                                                                                            • #47
                                                                                              Yup

                                                                                              <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy three-star running back Tony Jones has committed to Notre Dame.</p>&mdash; BlueandGold.com (@BGInews) <a href="https://twitter.com/BGInews/status/579675025583661057">March 22, 2015</a></blockquote>
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                                                                                              • #48
                                                                                                Eureka!

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                                                                                                • #49
                                                                                                  boom, good start to this class. Get some 4 star DEs and a safety and I'll be happy :)

                                                                                                  Really good job with Junior Day so far.

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                                                                                                  • #50
                                                                                                    Sanford and Denson getting it done on the recruiting trail.

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