Jones - Leaving Home Bitter Sweet

Jones - Leaving Home Bitter Sweet


Jones - Leaving Home Bitter Sweet


Clemson verbal commitment Oliver Jones has helped lead Ninety-Six in the second round of the playoffs.

“We are doing pretty good.  We won our first round playoff game this week 34-7 over Lamar.  We go on the road to play Chesterfield next week,” said Jones.

After sitting out his junior season with injury the prize recruit is glad to be back  on the field this season.

“It is good to be back on the field with my brothers, my teammates.  I am excited about how the season has gone.  We have a change for it to be real special.  I am happy with the way I have been playing, but there is always room for improvement,” said Jones.

In just two months Oliver will enroll at Clemson and start his career as a Tiger.

“It feels great, but at the same time it is bitter sweet.  I am ready to open a new chapter in my life, but the leaving the boys I have been growing up with since I was little will be hard,” said Jones.

The Clemson staff keeps in touch with the future Tiger.

“They are all excited about me getting there early.  There are a bunch of us coming in early,” said Jones.

Next weekend Oliver will take his official visit to Clemson along with a number of the other early enrollees.

“My official visit will be this weekend.  I really don’t know what I want to see.  I guess I want to see some more things on the academic side.  I also want to spend some time with my future teammates,” said Jones.

Over the last year Oliver has grown close with a number of the other members of the 2012 class.

“We are real close.  We have known each other for a while.  I can’t wait to get up there with them,” said Jones.

The Tigers have a chance to win the Atlantic Division Saturday in their final home game of the season.  The outcome is not in doubt according to Oliver.

“They will take care of business on Saturday.  I know it means too much to them not to take care of business,” said Jones.



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