Laron Jones is a dynamic change-of-pace player for Arabia Mountain that has kept defenses on their toes. The senior can hurt you on the ground, through the air, or by returning kicks.
We got to see that incredible open-field speed on special teams when Jones returned a kick for a score to start the 2nd half against Tucker. The Rams were down 13-7 at the time, and that helped shift the momentum in their favor for the rest of the game, which led to the school’s first-ever region title.
For Jones, this year has been special. He has been showcased on offense, making eye-catching cuts on top of his team playing the best football in history.
“I would definitely say my senior year is going just as we planned as a team. Since the summer, my teammates, and all of the coaches on staff set goals for the team to not only win the region championship, which we accomplished, but to also go undefeated in Dekalb county which we also completed as well.”
Jones says the team is focused on going far in the playoffs.
“Now moving forward into playoffs, we look forward to continuing with this momentum and making a run which would top off my senior year completely knowing in the past year that the furthest that I have ever gone in the playoffs is the first round.”
On the recruiting front, the speedy skill player is hoping to grab the attention of recruiters, but for now, Jones falls back on his faith.
“My recruitment hasn’t really picked up much as I currently only hold one offer at the moment but me being a strong religious person I know that god will put me in the right spot and let all the looks I need come to me from me being patient and hard-working,” he said.
Over the last year, Jones has had to make the adjustment going from a full-time receiver to Arabia Mountain’s running back. The senior talked about that adjustment and how he has adapted his game.
“With me having to adjust from playing wide receiver last year to now playing running back, something that I would say improved would be my vision and decision making and having to react and make different moves in a matter of seconds.”
Those are all qualities in what we like about Jones. His explosive ability to change directions and get upfield in a hurry can break a game open. Just ask Tucker High School. Unlike a lot of slot prospects, the senior has proven the versatility and toughness to make plays after the catch with all the reps he has taken at running back.
The 5’10” senior will continue to be an X-factor for Arabia Mountain as they make a push far into the playoffs, so be sure to follow @RecruitGeorgia on Twitter/X to hear the latest.