January 25, 2022
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Diamond in the Rough: Jordan Jones, Kipp Renaissance High School

Jordan Jones is a senior defensive end at Kipp Renaissance High School. He loves when he can penetrate the offensive line to gain a sack for the team. Jordan is a committed student-athlete, putting just as much emphasis on his studies as his workouts; being a member of the National Honor Society, receiving a 22 on his ACT, and having over a 4.0 GPA. His goal for this season is to help carry his team to the State Championship Game.

When did you start playing football?

I started playing my freshman year of high school because I have always loved the sport and I was eager to improve my skills.

How do you prepare for a big game?

To prepare for a game I listening to my favorite songs on the playlist on my phone. The beats of each song always get me pumped up and motivated for our next opponent. I also make sure to refresh myself with my plays and assignments so that I am prepared when I get on the field.

What would your teammates say about you?

They would say that I am a good teammate who is always willing to help them with their assignments and make sure they stay out of trouble. They would also say that I am hardworking and dedicated to my team.

What are you looking forward to this season?

I am most looking forward to maximizing my potential and doing as much as I can so that my team has the best shot at the State Championship.

What makes you different than another player? Why should a college recruit you?

What makes me different is that I always have a lot of different ideas going through my head and I do not waste time on something that isn’t beneficial to me. A college coach should recruit me because I am a team player who will play wherever the coaches need me to.


Height: 5’6″

Weight: 182lbs

GPA: 4.0

ACT: 22