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Former Stuarts Draft football star Jones to walk-on at Virginia Tech

Published: Dec. 18, 2020 at 9:45 PM EST
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HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) - Former Stuarts Draft High School football star Will Jones is headed to Virginia Tech as a walk-on.

Jones, a 6′6″ 280-pound offensive lineman, will join the Hokies as a preferred walk-on, choosing the ACC program over nearly 30 scholarship offers.

“It definitely was a dream school growing up,” said Jones of Virginia Tech. “I have family that went there. A lot of my family rooted for them as I was growing up. I think the opportunity to go play for them, represent my state, my hometown, my family is a really great opportunity and I look forward to taking advantage of it.”

He spent the fall of 2021 competing at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida after the VHSL football season was postponed until the spring of 2021. As a junior, Jones was a key member of the Stuarts Draft football team that finished as Class 2 state runner-up in 2019.

Jones says he will enroll early at Virginia Tech in January 2021. He says he chose the Hokies over a preferred walk-on opportunity at Notre Dame and scholarship offers from Air Force and Army.

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