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Son of former WVU running back Jon Jones enjoyed visit to camp



Today, the Mountaineers held their annual Showtime Camp, which is also the close of the camping season and there were some big time names in attendance.

One of those names? Class of 2021 wide receiver JJ Jones, the son of former West Virginia running back Jon Jones, who played for the Mountaineers from 1990-93. He was a member of the 1993 undefeated team in which he contributed to for three games before he was forced to miss the remainder of the season due to a broken leg.

JJ Jones told DubVNation, “It’s so crazy that one day, I could play on the same field as my father did and even hopefully exceed his legacy here at WVU.”

Just moments ago, Jones informed DubVNation that he received an offer from the coaching staff, it is something he has been working towards and he also noted his relationship with Coach Xavier Dye. “I have a great relationship with him. He’s the kind of coach that you can have fun with, but at the same time when it’s time to work, he’s all in.”

The camp gave Jones the opportunity to perform in front of the coaches who he speaks highly of, “It went really well. I love the atmosphere here in Morgantown. It gave me a lot of exposure and reps in front of the coaching staff. The staff seems really bought into the program and it feels like a very family friendly environment who really cares about their recruits.” he said.

Jones is listed as an athlete by many networks, but says that the Mountaineers are recruiting him to play wide receiver. He also plans to make another trip back in the not too distant future.

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