It’s not often you see a prospect amass three D1 offers to play college football prior to their freshman season of high school.
Athlete Amari Jones of Dunnellon High School in Florida is not like most freshman, though.
The 6’1”, 160 pound athlete holds offers from Florida State, South Florida and South Carolina already before taking a varsity snap.
Jones hasn’t taken those offers lightly – in fact, it’s encouraged him to continue striving for more success.
“Picking up several offers has meant a lot to me,” Jones said. “They’re truly blessings and shows me that the hard work that I’ve been putting in is paying off … It has motivated me way more to be more hungry to getting to the goal I want.”
Those offers, coupled with the work he’s been putting in throughout the spring and summer ahead of this fall season have Jones feeling confident as he prepares to play for the Dunnellon Tigers.
Jones says he’s been working out and training every day over the summer in addition to attending college camps.
“It has improved me as a player because it has gotten my competitiveness and confidence to a higher level which makes me work way harder in what I do so I can become the best version of myself,” Jones said.
While his football prowess speaks for itself, Jones also takes his academics seriously.
“In the last year I’ve accomplished a lot of academic success with getting a two year scholarship and earning multiple awards during last school year,” Jones said.
In the spring, Jones starred for Showtime 7v7. He received a perfect score of a 5 at the FBU Top Gun Showcase in Naples, Florida over the summer and is also a FBU Adidas Freshman All-American.
If the past few months are any indication, Jones is primed for a big four years of high school football.
With all he’s achieved thus far, Jones isn’t satisfied. He’s hoping he can continue to climb and separate himself as one of the best prospects in the 2026 class.
“My expectations and goals for my freshman season is to come out and have a great season, put my name more out there to college coaches to show them what I’m worth and what I’m capable of,” Jones said.