Jamareeh "Buggs" Jones a wide receiver from Virginia has signed with Boston College today. The 6'0 product of Highland Springs played mostly quarterback in high school, but was recruited to be a receiver. 247sports has him as a three star recruit, and he brought a lot of attention from some big programs.
Other Offers: Notre Dame, Tennessee, UNC, Maryland and West Virginia
Projected Position: Wide Receiver or Slot Receiver
Frame: Athletic with fair chisel throughout body. Promising torso with decent shoulder width. Average, yet carved lower-half with straight calves.
Athleticism: Solid athlete with coordinated lower-half. Balanced with solid short-area quickness and some wiggle to maneuver in tight space. Flashes foot quickness and COD-traits as a runner that should translate well to RAC production as a receiver.
Instincts: Works with natural feel with the ball in his hands. Displays solid peripheral vision to find seams and alleys on level 2. Appears to be a solid decision-maker as a runner with fair creativity in the open field.
Polish: Currently plays QB, with very limited reps at WR position. Shows athleticism and movement skills that offer a foundation to be developed on offensive perimeter. Will needed to acquire release plan, separation skills, and learn other nuances of position, plus develop a receiving package to consistently factor at catch-points, which leads to a redshirt projection as a freshman. However, physical profile should allow him to contribute either as a Slot or Z-receiver after a few seasons.
Bottom Line: Jones is a developmental prospect at the receiver position who will need to be developed with patience, as he has played mostly QB during his high school career. Should he prove to be a quick-study and show that he has a catch-point package as a receiver, he could contribute as a Z-receiver or inside from the slot position.
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