All-American Jones

Posted Oct 25, 2006

DALLAS, TEXAS – Richetti Jones of Dallas has been named a 2007 U.S. Army All-American. He is the sixth athlete from the state of Texas to be selected. Richetti Jones joins a group of extraordinary student-athletes selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

This classic East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 12:00 Noon (CST) and will feature the nation’s top 80 high school football athletes.

Jones, who is committed to Oklahoma State, is rated as the nation's number four defensive end in the country by and is a member of the Scout Hot 100.

"Richetti succeeds as a pass rusher more because of his quickness than his speed and also sheds blocks well," said Jeremy Patterson, Southwest recruiting analyst for "He's hard-nosed, tough and pursues well from the backside."

Jones is a standout defensive end at Lincoln High School and was one of 400 players nominated nationally and then ultimately selected by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee. The committee consists of, Tom Lemming, and SportsLink. As a U.S. Army All-American, Jones is eligible for the following honors: National H.S. Player of the Year Award, Walter Payton Trophy, AFL Ironman of the Year, U.S. Army Scholar Athlete Awards, and the Glenn Davis and Doc Blanchard U.S. Army Awards.

Richetti Jones might be the best pure pass rusher in the entire country,” said Garrett Shea, Director of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. “He has great quickness and strength, allowing him to shed blockers at ease. With his exceptionally agility, he is able to shut down an entire side of the field on his own. With these types of skills, he should have no problem dominating on the next level. Richetti Jones is a tremendous all-around athlete and the Bowl is proud to have him join the U.S. Army All-American class of 2007.”

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