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Thursday, April 24, 2014
St. John's Jones receives first Division 1 offer

By Brendan C. Hall

St. John’s of Shrewsbury junior two-way star Davon Jones received his first Division 1 offer today, from FCS upstart Coastal Carolina, the Pioneers coaching staff told ESPNBoston.com this afternoon.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Jones was an ESPNBoston All-State selection last fall after recording 125 tackles, eight interceptions, eight tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles from the free safety position. It was his second straight season registering over 100 tackles, as the Pioneers reached the inaugural MIAA Division 2 State Championship. Jones was also the Pioneers’ second-leading receiver, catching 50 passes for 680 yards and seven touchdowns.

Boston College and UMass have also shown varying degrees of interest in Jones, who also stars at point guard for the Pioneers in basketball.

There is also a local connection at play in this offer for Jones. Former Assumption head coach and Xaverian standout Cory Bailey joined the Chanticleers coaching staff in January 2013 as recruiting coordinator and defensive line coach.