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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:11 pm 
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3-star prospect Amare Jones, a dual-threat QB from Frisco, TX, has committed to the Green Wave. He also holds offers from Tulsa and North Texas.

Last season, he was the 1st Team All District QB, District 13-5A, and the Regular Season Leading Rusher for District 5A.

2016 Stats: 1,984 yards rushing/27 TDs; 1,552 yards passing/18 TDs.

There's a lot to like here. Great first step, acceleration, north-south running, vision and a solid bomb. Really, only 3-stars?

Some highlights from Hudl:
http://www.hudl.com/v/1ySwWc

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:31 pm 
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SomeBiz wrote:
3-star prospect Amare Jones, a dual-threat QB from Frisco, TX, has committed to the Green Wave. He also holds offers from Tulsa and North Texas.

Last season, he was the 1st Team All District QB, District 13-5A, and the Regular Season Leading Rusher for District 5A.

2016 Stats: 1,984 yards rushing/27 TDs; 1,552 yards passing/18 TDs.

There's a lot to like here. Great first step, north-south running, vision and a solid bomb. Some highlights from Hudl:
http://www.hudl.com/v/1ySwWc

WOW ...... GREAT NEWS !!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:41 pm 
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William Guillory and Guerry Smith report Jones will be an RB at Tulane.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:45 pm 
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SomeBiz wrote:
William Guillory and Guerry Smith reports Jones will be an RB at Tulane.

Interesting. Makes sense after seeing how he runs.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:33 am 
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waverider wrote:
SomeBiz wrote:
William Guillory and Guerry Smith reports Jones will be an RB at Tulane.

Interesting. Makes sense after seeing how he runs.


And the fact that he's 5'9"


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:32 am 
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5'9" or not, the threat of a guy like that (to turn a toss sweep into a TD pass after the DBs bite) is something I like A LOT. And in the next few years we could have a split backfield where the QB and two backs are all former QBs who can throw it well. I wouldn't want to be a defensive coordinator having to deal with that.

Perhaps that's the new wrinkle that WF will throw into the offense to make it something new and different than anyone's seen. Two, three, even four guys on the field handling the ball who can ALL throw at any time. That's a threat I've always thought was underexploited in football offenses (mostly because when you see passes thrown by RBs and WRs they are pathetic wounded ducks). Pitch to a halfback, he can throw. Jet sweep to a WR, he can throw too. Option or triple option, any one of the potential ball carriers can all throw. Yikes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:56 am 
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5'9" or not, the threat of a guy like that (to turn a toss sweep into a TD pass after the DBs bite) is something I like A LOT. And in the next few years we could have a split backfield where the QB and two backs are all former QBs who can throw it well. I wouldn't want to be a defensive coordinator having to deal with that.

Perhaps that's the new wrinkle that WF will throw into the offense to make it something new and different than anyone's seen. Two, three, even four guys on the field handling the ball who can ALL throw at any time. That's a threat I've always thought was underexploited in football offenses (mostly because when you see passes thrown by RBs and WRs they are pathetic wounded ducks). Pitch to a halfback, he can throw. Jet sweep to a WR, he can throw too. Option or triple option, any one of the potential ball carriers can all throw. Yikes.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:11 pm 
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It's not exactly new to have HS QBs as RBs and WRs in college. There's usually a reason the QB is the one throwing the passes in college/pros.


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Two, three, even four guys on the field handling the ball who can ALL throw at any time. That's a threat I've always thought was underexploited in football offenses


I've thought about this too (more than a person should have probably). It's basically a triple option out of the single wing. The drawbacks are your linemen won't know whether to go to the second level or not which inhibits some of the run yardage potential. This is mitigated obviously by calling the play as run or run/pass in the huddle but that provides a key for the DBs, in that, if the dbs see a lineman reaching for a LB they know they can come up and if they don't see the reach they stay back, but the linebackers will be running free at our guys. Also it's hard to find just one much less three or four guys with the proper combination of skills to run, pass, throw on the run, and make the right decision.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:47 pm 
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3 Stars per Rivals who usually grades our recruits pretty hard. I can see why the Coaches liked him as a RB he has some pretty nice moves.

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A worthy note spotted by "Fear the Wave" on Twitter:

http://starlocalmedia.com/friscoenterprise/sports/the-varsitys-awarding-the-year-s-best-in-frisco-athletics/article_71cbd8f8-67ff-11e7-b278-6f4c1efc82c0.html#tncms-source=behavioral

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:48 pm 
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If you want to see some good RB passes and other trick plays, watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj8G9dGuNkU


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Amare Jones is probably done for the rest of his senior year after breaking his ankle. He is scheduled to have surgery this week. That's unfortunate because he was tearing it up on the field but at least it's not knee ligaments. I know we all wish him the best of luck and a swift recovery.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:37 am 
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Amare Jones is probably done for the rest of his senior year after breaking his ankle. He is scheduled to have surgery this week. That's unfortunate because he was tearing it up on the field but at least it's not knee ligaments. I know we all wish him the best of luck and a swift recovery.

Hopefully he has a full recovery...selfishly, this should keep "bigger" programs away.


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long green wrote:
Amare Jones is probably done for the rest of his senior year after breaking his ankle. He is scheduled to have surgery this week. That's unfortunate because he was tearing it up on the field but at least it's not knee ligaments. I know we all wish him the best of luck and a swift recovery.

Hopefully he has a full recovery...selfishly, this should keep "bigger" programs away.


If a program is smart they won't let that affect their thinking but out of sight often means out of mind.

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Just pray there is no ligament damage in the ankle. It has taken a long time with my son, but he is diabetic also which doesn't help.


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