Twenty-one years ago Walter Denton accepted the head coaching position at Tylertown High School. In…
Jones Returns to his Roots
Chris Jones profile "There is really no secret to what we do," said Jones. "We have a lot of speed on the team, so if you take away something, we will come back with something else. "You pretty much pick your poison with us." Chris plays in a very running back friendly offensive scheme. The talented junior rumbled for 1,275 yards and 24 touchdowns. While some coaches pick a back and feed him, Jones was one of two 1,000 yard rushers at Tylertown. "Our offense is based on running," said Chris. "We throw the ball just enough to keep the defense honest. "We use our speed and power to drive the ball down the field. We are basically a ground and pound team." College recruiters have begun to gather information on junior prospects and Chris is certainly a name of interest for scouts who covers southern Mississippi. "I know Southern Miss is scouting me," said Jones. "I lived in California for a while, so USC was always the school I wanted to go to. "Now I am looking a lot at Southern Miss, Alabama Mississippi State or really any SEC school." The college football landscape has changed in the state of Mississippi with coaching changes at Ole Miss and Southern Miss. Jones is doing his best to get his name out in front of all of the schools in his area. "I know the college game is going to be a lot faster paced," said Chris. "I believe I can step up and handle my own business. "I want to play in a program that needs me and not just wants me. I don't go to one of those schools who just wants to keep me away from another team. "I am mainly looking for some good playing time."
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