Every year, moreover right around this time, the staff from Blue-Grey Football, with a collection of NFL veterans and administrators, hits the road on the brand’s nationwide Jersey Presentation Tour.
The goal is to promote the All-American Bowl and a select few of the nation’s top prospects in the Class of 2018 are recognized in front of family and friends. The community in general, to that end.
Four games soon take place, each of them at an NFL venue, those being Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium and Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field.
The action from the All-American Bowl will be nationally broadcast on either ESPN3 or Impact Football Network (please check your local listings). Also, similar to year’s past, the footage will be permanently archived.
John Stephen Jones from Highland Park (TX) recently received an acknowledgement. The 5-foot-11 and 175-pound quarterback was selected to line up for the West vs. East on Jan. 22 at AT&T Stadium.
NFL veteran and Super Bowl Champion Tony Banks was in attendance, along with parents, Karen Jones and Stephen Jones, Cowboys’ CEO, Executive Vice President and Director of Player Personnel.
For those in the know, and to enlighten the others unaware of the family lineage, John Stephen Jones’ grandfather is none other than Jerry Jones, Cowboys’ Owner, President and General Manager.
Worth mentioning, the younger version has made a name for himself. Both on, and off the field, for that matter. So much so, in fact, he seems destined to extend his career and play on Saturdays.
Jones was once primarily considered a Conference USA target. At least, that appeared to be the general consensus among scouts. Nothing wrong with that, either. Times have changed, however.
Teams from the SEC have expressed varied levels of interest in him, including Arkansas and Vanderbilt. Schools from the Big 12 Conference are in the mix too, including Oklahoma and Texas.
At some point soon, Jones figures to finalize plans for college. Beyond that, he’ll end his days on the prep circuit in perhaps the most fitting of ways, with an appearance in the All-American Bowl.
Editor’s note: Each participant in the All-American Bowl will receive a Jersey Presentation during All-American Bowl Weekend with plenty of media in attendance, both national and local.