Name: Carl Jones
Weight: 189 lbs.
Hometown: Twinsburg, Ohio
High School: St. Edward
2018 stats: Jones showed up in all 13 games for the Orange, predominately on special teams. The corner was one of the better members of the coverage team and will most likely resume that role in 2019.
2019 projections: Jones and Scoop Bradshaw are the backup corners for the Orange, and should be utilized in some nickel looks. Jones and Bradshaw will probably be competing for that third CB role throughout the fall and with both being seniors, they understand any slip could open the door for a younger player. I expect Jones, barring injury, to hold onto a main special teams role, but could fall out of the corner rotation late in the season if things don’t go well early.
How’d he get here?: After being offered by two of the service academics (Army and Air Force), Jones picked the Orange.
What’d recruiting sites say?: Gimme. Those. 3. Stars.
Money quote: Jones with words after his recruitment that will make all ‘Cuse fans happy:
“The program is going up,” Jones said. “He said he doesn’t plan on leaving Syracuse. I like that a lot.”
Twitter feed: @Jones11_
Tweets of wonder: DAMN RIGHT.
Endgame was top 2 and not 2— Carl Jones (@Jones11_) April 26, 2019
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Jones is clearly a Marvel movie fan (he’s got plenty of Endgame tweets and a dope ‘Cuse Football edits around the subject), so he’d recommend the best Marvel movie that Jones has probably never seen, “Blade II,” staring Wesley Snipes. Though everyone should watch the original Blade for the most ridiculous quote of all time. (NSFW)
Interesting nugget o’interest: Not about Jones, but without him we would never have known that his nickname for Nick Monroe, his positions coach, is “Swag Daddy.”
Let’s get a look at ya: