Steve Addazio is doing everything he can to see that the blogs have a productive summer: the eighth commitment of June and the seventeenth overall for the 2015 class is Davon Jones.Jones is a defensive back (free safety) from Shrewsbury who plays for St. John’s High School in same. He is 6-feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. As far as we know, Boston College was his first big offer.
According to his Hudl page, Davon Jones also plays wide receiver for St. John’s, where he will play his senior season in 2014.
It is on this very same Hudl page that we will try to learn some things about him, as information around in the internet is scant and he is unrated by the major recruiting networks. Before that, however, MassPrepStars.com does have a brief write-up on Jones, noting that he also plays guard for the school’s basketball team.
But, how does he look in football?
When Davon Jones is on offense, or even special teams as a punt returning, the key word would seem to be “shifty.” There are a few clips of him spinning his way out of trouble and keeping the plays alive for more yardage than the ordinary player would be able to gain.
Defensively, at least in the clips we have available to us from his junior season, it seems Davon Jones has a nose for the football and can diagnose plays. He would appear to know where to be and when to be there. Jones is not the biggest, fastest, strongest, or flashiest, but he’s effective and has decent football IQ. You can’t ask much more of a player than to put himself in a position to be able to make plays, and he does that on both sides of the football.
We welcome Davon to the Heights, but alas, he was not the only one we welcomed today.