Signee: ATH David Jones

Posted Feb 2, 2005

'Cats sign David Jones from Belfry High School ...

David Jones
Running Back/Cornerback Back,
5-10, 180, Fr-HS,
Huddy, Ky. (Belfry)

Fleet running back/defensive back was a first-team all-state choice as a senior by The Associated Press and the Louisville Courier-Journal … Chosen for the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing of the top-22 seniors in the state and the “Kentucky Tremendous 26” by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association … Played two years at Belfry (Ky.) HS, starting at halfback and cornerback, helping lead the team to a 27-3 record and a pair of Class AA state championships … As a senior, rushed 170 times for 1,805 yards, an incredible 10.6 yards per carry, and 29 touchdowns … Led team in receiving with 10 catches for 263 yards and three TDs … Grabbed four interceptions on defense … Co-Most Valuable Player of the All-Mountain Team in Southeast Kentucky … Two-year member of the all-district and all-area squads … As a junior, he ran for 1,522 yards and 24 touchdowns while adding five interceptions on defense and returning three kickoffs for TDs … Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Matewan (W. Va.) HS, garnering second-team all-state honors both years … Listed as one of the nation’s top-40 cornerbacks by … The No. 8 prospect in Kentucky by Rivals and No. 17 by SuperPrep … Ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash at a Nike camp in a summer camp, the second-best time among the 250 athletes present … Coached by Philip Haywood … “David is an outstanding young man and first-class individual,” Haywood said. “His biggest asset is his outstanding speed; he’s just as fast changing directions as he is straight -ahead. He’s a very tough competitor.” … Will be a two-year letterman in basketball, baseball, and track … Made the all-district tournament team in basketball as a junior … All-district honoree in baseball … Won the region championship in the 100-meter dash as a junior, but was unable to compete in the state meet because of injury … Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes … Honor-roll student … An early commitment to Kentucky, he did not seriously consider other schools.

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