Jacquez Jones Earns Dean’s List
Ole Miss, and former Hillcrest, linebacker Jacquez Jones has made the Dean's List according to his father's post on Twitter. Jones played football in Tuscaloosa for Tuscaloosa County High School as an underclassmen but transferred to Hillcrest entering his junior season. He is majoring in exercise science.
Jones was a three-star recruit in highschool according to 247Sports. The 247Sports composite ranked him the 45th outside linebacker in the nation and the 24th overall recruit in the state of Alabama in the class of 2018.
He enrolled at Ole Miss over offers from Mississippi State, Georgia Tech, Michigan and LSU. Jones has been a productive player for the Rebels since arriving on campus in the fall of 2018.
In two seasons of action Jones has accumulated 107 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, two and a half sacks and one defended pass. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team in 2018 and also earned the Athletic Director's Fall Honor Roll in 2018. He was second on the Landshark defense in tackles last fall.
In two matchups against his hometown Alabama Crimson Tide he has amassed 13 tackles and has an assisted tackle for loss.
While he was a senior for the Hillcrest Patriots he helped his team reach the 6A State Tournament Semifinals for the first time since 1985. He also represented the state of Alabama in the annual Alabama-Mississippi All Star Game. He played at Hillcrest with Crimson Tide running back Brian Robinson.
New Ole Miss Coach, Lane Kiffin, will be dependent on Jones's leadership this coming year to start his Rebel's tenure on the right foot. Excelling in the classroom in a semester that was anything but normal shows his ability to adapt and overcome adversity, traits that will be important as Jones continues to shine on the field.