From the local paper down here:
Spartanburg quarterback has overcome his past:
Jones was a long way from football three years ago
Spartanburg quarterback Conelius Jones sprinted onto the sidelines a few minutes after the Vikings had already begun their 7-on-7 game against Olive Branch (Miss.) during the Palmetto State Showdown on Thursday.
But, his head coach, Freddie Brown was not upset about his senior’s tardiness.
“(Conelius) is taking a college Spanish course, so we’ve got to allow him to get his education,” Brown said. “He goes to school from 9 to 2 o’clock, and football is clearly second.”
Taking college preparatory classes and playing high school football was the farthest thing from Jones’ mind three years ago, though.
The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Michigan commitment says in those days that he was headed down a road to nowhere.
“I just was surrounded by a bunch of negative things. I was getting in trouble,” Jones said. “I never saw myself being around any of this (now).”
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