KANSAS CITY — Blue Springs South senior linebacker Adrian Jones is hoping a big senior season for the Jaguars will lead to an opportunity to play at the next level.
A 6’1, 195-pound linebacker, Jones does not currently hold any offers, but has had some communication with college programs, including Emporia State.
“I play fast every down to help out the team as much as possible on the defensive side of the ball,” he says.
Although the Jaguars took it on the chin in a week 1 loss to Lee’s Summit West, expectations remain high for Blue Springs South this season.
“I’m super excited about the team we have,” Jones said. “We have a lot of returning starters from last year and some really good juniors that will play a big role.”
Jones said he spent a lot of the offseason working on the little things — such as reading his keys faster — to improve his all-around game.
He began playing football in kindergarten and says his first year of tackle football was in second-grade in Pop Warner.
Jones says his family and friends have had the biggest influence on his high school football career to date.
“We play for different high schools so they make me want to better myself and they keep me on my toes,” he says.
This offseason, Jones says he has spent a lot of time watching college film and came across Zach Cunningham of Vanderbilt.
“I mainly focusing on backers that played in similar defensive schemes and had similar skills sets to me,” Jones said. “Cunningham out of Vanderbilt is who I watched a lot of.”