Syracuse Football: Get To Know Your Orange Man - #99 Zian Jones

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Now that we've run through all of the veterans, it's time to loop back and catch all the incoming freshmen and JC players that we missed...

Name: Zian Jones

Position: Defensive tackle

Year: Junior

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 310

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

High School: Eagle Rock HS

Junior College: West Los Angeles College

2011 Stats: Jones has 45 tackles, including 15 tackles for a loss and four sacks in ten games this past season forWest Los Angeles College. He was rated 55th in SuperPrep’s Top 100 Junior College rankings.

2012 Projections: Jones could very well step right in and make an impact for a defensive line that's still in transition. Folks like Jay Bromley, Deon Goggins, Donnie Simmons and Brandon Sharpe have the advantage of being in the system but Jones brings a lot of weight (310 pounds) and experience with him. Expect to see him challenge in camp and then...we'll see...

How'd He Get Here?: Jones' position coach at WLACC, Owen Brown, is the older brother of former Syracuse lineman Eugene Brown. Jones also had offers on the table from New Mexico State and Eastern Michigan and was about visit Fresno State and San Diego State before committing. Jones is also friendly with Mark Garrick, who had also committed to Syracuse but was unable to join the team due to grades.

What'd Scout/Rivals Say?: Rivals said three-stars and Scout said two-stars.

Money Quote: "I just like playing on the D-line," Jones said. "I originally started out on the defensive line, so I just went back to what I know."

Links of Wonder: Here are some more quotes from Jones over at Orange Fizz.

What Does Marrone Think: "It’s very difficult for us to bring in people with size. We’ve had issues with that trying to find enough players in this area with size," Syracuse coach Doug Marrone said. "For us to have to go to junior college to get a player like Zian Jones or Markus Pierce-Brewster, people who have been established that have done a very good job is going to help our football team."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: It's pronounced "Zan," not "zian" or "zion."

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