Highland Park quarterback John Stephen Jones will have a chance to play for the Razorbacks.
Even though new coach Chad Morris’ offer was a chance to “blueshirt” for a semester, the offer is a chance to continue the family’s legacy at Arkansas.
Blueshirts pay their own way through school for a semester, then go on scholarship.
According to Whole Hog Sports’ Richard Davenport in a story Saturday morning:
“I’ve been talking to Coach Morris while he was at SMU,” Jones said. “While he was there he said we’re going to wait and talk until after my season is over and then once he moved to Arkansas we texted back and forth congrats and he said I want you here with me. He came and watched me play last night and we talked after the game and I called him later that night and offered me a blueshirt scholarship.
“I’m just thrilled to be able to have the opportunity to play there,” Jones said.”It’s a dream come true…since I was a little kid. It’s just an honor.”
Jones, 5-10½, 185, 4.6 seconds in the 40, also has scholarship offers from Texas Tech, Jacksonville and Davidson.
He completed 20-of-30 passes for 226 yards while rushing 11 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-35 victory over Mansfield Lake Ridge in the state quarterfinals Friday night with Morris in attendance.