Diamond in the Rough: Dajon Jones

In today’s Diamond in the Rough entry, I will be highlighting 2nd team all-district East Ascension linebacker Dajon Jones of the 2020 class. He sports a lean 6’3 225lb frame complemented with 4.7 speed and can bench up to 225lbs while squatting 345lbs. An imposing presence on the edge, Dajon consistently generates a pass rush and possesses elite closing speed.  He isn’t afraid to bang in the trenches on run defense and flashes solid pass coverage skills for an edge rusher. A dominate player on the field, Dajon is an even a better person off it. You can feel how genuine of a person he is along with the deep love he has for his family. Throughout the conversation he exemplified a high level of maturity and is a very well-mannered individual. Here are a few highlights from the interview.

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How did you get introduced to football?

  • My grandpa was the first person to really introduce me to football. He took me to an LSU game when I was younger and that’s what initially piqued my interest. Around 9 or 10 my mom took me out to our little league team back in Donaldsonville where I’m from originally. Ever since then I’ve stuck with it

Why do you still play football?

  • I LOVE IT. Just the atmosphere that comes with playing the game. Plus, I have great teammates and coaches all around me and I just want to win a championship with them before my time is up.

Why did you pick your position?

  • I didn’t really choose this position, my coaches ended putting me there and I just stuck with it. As a freshman I played safety and I was around 175lbs at the time. I guess I wasn’t fast enough to stay at that position, but it ended up working itself out.

Who do you model your game after and who is favorite player?

  • I model my game after Arden Key. I watch him at LSU and I just like the way he rushes the passer. My favorite player is Julio Jones, but I look up to Cam Newton. I just respect Cam’s upbringing and his personality. I like Julio because he just great. He’s about 6’3 or 6’4 …well basically my size at the wider receiver spot. He just goes up and catches everything.

Who or what influences you the most in your life?

  • MY MOM. She a hard worker who always provides what we need and what we want sometimes. But most importantly what we need. I look up to her and she just brings me happiness.

What do you plan to major in once you get to college?

  • Engineering

Do you have any hobbies or things you like to do?

  • Mainly just chill and hangout with my friends. I like to play Madden a lot and a little bit of 2k, but my main game is Madden.

Anything you would like coaches to know about you?

  • I’m a great person to be around and a leader on the field. I’m always smiling and have good energy.

 What are your goals for the upcoming season?

  • Championship first. Championship first, but I want to break the season sack record at my school. If I can break the state sack record that’s cool, but I really want to break the school record.


Personal Thoughts: Overall, he is a dominate football player and a wonderful person. He is a capable leader who has the potential to become an impact player at the next level. The future is bright for Dajon Jones.