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Steven Jones, West Monroe Football, Arkansas Baptist Football
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Recruit Spotlight: Steven Jones, West Monroe High School, Arkansas Baptist Recruit

Interview with Steven Jones

by Reid Althage

Steven Jones, West Monroe Football, Arkansas Baptist Football

Steven Jones-Property of LAFM

 

LAFM: Name, position, and School?

 My name is Steven Jones, and I played RB for West Monroe High School. I am now signed to play at Arkansas Baptist College. 

 

LAFM: Current height and weight?

 5-9,  198 lbs

 

LAFM:  Any impressive accolades or stats?

I had 16 TDs, and 1400 yards this past season. I was All-District and All-Northeast. I was Offensive MVP for the team as well. 

 

LAFM: You signed with Arkansas Baptist. What other schools were you looking at if any?

 The other schooled that showed interest was Kilgore College.

 

LAFM: When did you first get in touch with the Arkansas Baptist? Were you excited when they offered?.

I first got in touch with Arkansas Baptist 2 weeks prior to signing day. We talked for the next couple weeks and then they went ahead and offered me a scholarship right on signing day.  I was astounded. It was the greatest news I had ever heard.

 

LAFM: What are some things you liked about Arkansas Baptist?

I liked the coaching staff. They reminded me of the coaching staff here at West Monroe. They are respectable and push you to the best of your ability. They push you to be the best you can be which reminds me of the coaching staff here at home.

 

LAFM: Who are some people that stand out as major factors helping you along the way of your recruiting process?

Hands down, the major guy to help me was Coach Michael Hunter.  Although he does not coach at West Monroe, he always wants to help kids from different schools and see them succeed. He got my name to Arkansas Baptist. All I needed was a shot, and he got me that shot. I want to thank the Arkansas Baptist coaches for that shot as well. I promise I will not disappoint them.

 

LAFM: What do you bring to the Arkansas Baptist State Program as a player?

I have vision, speed, power, and quickness. I am a hard worker who gives 110% every play.

 

LAFM: What is one thing you think that you need to improve upon or adjust to going to the next level?

I believe I can get my speed a little faster. I am good with my agility, but could probably gain a little more straight away speed

LAFM: What advice would you give on the recruiting process to the 2015 class?
  I would say stay humble, and enjoy the process. You will get your opportunity when it comes. Take your time and do not rush anything. Just go through the whole thing and enjoy
LAFM: I have heard of the awesome tailgating for the West Monroe games. Does West Monroe have the best fans in Louisiana?
Yes Sir and by far! Before the games it is absolutely crazy. I just loved making our fans proud.

LAFM: How has West Monroe prepared you for football at the next level?

It is many things. The way we practice, perform on the field, and the work we put  in just makes me want the same affect in college. I thank Coach Sanders for preparing me for the future I am seeking.

 

About Reid Althage

Reid is from Harvey, LA and went to Brother Martin High School. He played men's NAIA soccer at LSU Shreveport for his first 2 years college. His junior year, Reid transferred to Baton Rouge and graduated from LSU with a Sports Administration Degree. He started with LAFM as an Intern in April 2013 and was hired in October. Reid loves anything to do with sports (Saints, Pelicans, and Liverpool FC Fan), the outdoors, and family/friends.