Varsity Preps

Arkansas Elite Camp: Top Performer – Jordan Jones, WR, C/O 2016

The Arkansas Elite Prospect Camp was this last Thursday and some of the best underclassman talent within the state of Arkansas, and some even from out of state, were there to showcase their skills. None showcased themselves better than 2016 Smackover wide receiver Jordan Jones. Jones had by far the best day at the camp, showing collegiate level speed and agility, along with showing great talent during the 7-on-7 period.

Vitals: 6’2”/ 168lbs/ 4.39 40/ 4.34 Pro Agility

Camp Analysis: Jordan Jones started the day off great. The first event of the camp was the 40 yard dash, and Jones was the one that shined amongst all the others. Jones ran a blistering 4.39 and was the fastest time that I saw all day. The range from some of the other handheld times were from 4.32-4.4. Again, Jones had a great start with that 40. Jones went on to run a solid 4.34 handheld time in the Pro Agility, which is much faster than some of his recent numbers. Jones has a laser timed Pro Agility at 4.53. Then came individual position drill time with Arkansas wide receiver coach Michael Smith. During that time, I do not believe I saw Jones drop a single ball. That would be a trend for Jones the entire day, but he definitely set the tone during that first round of drills. Jones was easily the best receiver in attendance on Thursday. At the end of the day came the 7-0n-7 period, which was great for Jones because he went against who I feel was the best defensive player at the camp on Thursday, and that was Henry Black of Shreveport Woodlawn. Those two went toe-to-toe and had some great battles for position and the ball, I would say that it was a push for who actually won that one-on-one skirmish but it was definitely great to watch. Black is also a year older than Jones.

Take Away: Jones didn’t have this outstanding day go unrewarded. Right after camp concluded, Jones was whisked away to I’m assuming Bret Bielema’s office and was offered a scholarship to play for the Razorbacks. His homestate school. That was Jones first offer of his entire recruitment and as some would say his recruiting was just beginning, Jones decided to end it right there. Within minutes of receiving his offer, Jones committed to play for the Razorbacks, making him the first commitment for the Razorbacks 2016 recruiting class.

Moving Forward: Jordan Jones still has a long time until his career as a Razorback begins, but there is still a lot of upside for this kid. Jones has a really good frame and could potentially, as his body continues to mature, grow even more. That would make him an even bigger threat than he already is as a junior this season. Jones is a name to remember for a while now.



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