Former UA linebacker's twin sons receive scholarship offers from Hogs


Photographs by David Gottschalk

Arkansas linebacker J.J. Jones celebrates after making a tackle during a game against Southwest Louisiana on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, in Fayetteville.

Saturday was a satisfying and emotional day for former Arkansas Razorbacks linebacker J.J. Jones and his wife Paula after their twin sons, Jai and Jalen, received scholarship offers from the Hogs.


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MaxCady says...

Not really SEC sized. Do they think they'll grow 4 inches and put on 30 lbs in the next 2-3 years??!!

Posted 12 June 2018, 11:42 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

Nepotism doesn't bring championships.

Posted 12 June 2018, 11:54 a.m. Suggest removal

FreddyBry says...

I'm with my fellow commenters. (Full disclosure: I have never coached college football but I have watched a lot of it.) Anyway, this coach has already had a couple of months to prove himself and he failed. Time to look for a new coach. Is God available?

Posted 12 June 2018, 12:34 p.m. Suggest removal

Jfish says...

Not a pig fan, but Morris pretty much came in behind the 8-ball for this season which is no fault of his, so he pretty much has to take what he can get at this point and just hope to be competitive in the few games this season.

Posted 12 June 2018, 12:54 p.m. Suggest removal

OldGuard says...

A good strength coach can add 35 lb of muscle in the freshman year.

Posted 12 June 2018, 4:51 p.m. Suggest removal

garya says...

They are only sophomores with a pedigree and talent. Head coaches don't offer just because of parentage. Can't afford to waste a scholarship. So, they obviously see something...........

Posted 12 June 2018, 5:08 p.m. Suggest removal

NoUserName says...

"Morris pretty much came in behind the 8-ball for this season "
How so? College coaches typically are hired in December, as Morris was.

Posted 12 June 2018, 6:03 p.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

@garya...so they saw something in Jerry Jones grandson? Right. Maybe his financial statement.

Posted 12 June 2018, 6:34 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

@Old Guard, I doubt they'd be able to pass a PED test if they put on 35 lbs. @Delta2, Shorty Jones' scholarship only cost Grandpa $10.65M!! What are they going to do with 9 QB's on the roster??!! I can't believe they let their best player (Gragg) walk away. @FreddyBry, Nick Satan might come to Arkansas for $10M a year!

Posted 12 June 2018, 7:16 p.m. Suggest removal

23cal says...

"Jai had offers from Texas A&M, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Bowling Green and Alabama A&M prior to the camp"
Gee. This guy seems to have garnered a pretty fair group of offers for a sophomore. Maybe real coaches see more than these keyboard coaches on here.

Posted 13 June 2018, 6:03 a.m. Suggest removal

WhododueDiligence says...

Both of them had good stats as freshmen, showing ability to raise some havoc in the offensive backfield. They're young, so size is unlikely to be a problem years from now when they're entering college offensive backfields.

Posted 13 June 2018, 8:18 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

@23cal--aTm and Baylor are not exactly know for their defenses, and the rest of those offers are hardly impressive. Even us keyboard coaches know that.

Posted 13 June 2018, 12:21 p.m. Suggest removal

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