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Jarron Jones

Observer Sports Staff | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

DE, ****, 290 pounds, 6-6

Aquinas Institute

Rochester, N.Y.

A two-way lineman in high school, Jarron Jones is expected to play on the defensive side of the ball at Notre Dame, adding even more youth to a line deep with potential.

He is ranked as a four-star recruit by most major recruiting services, is a member of the ESPNU 150, and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 7. Jones, who has a scary combination of size, strength and athleticism, is an intelligent player who shows a good ability to read and react on defense. He initially committed to Penn State in April, but then decommitted in July before committing to the Irish in late August.

As a junior, Jones had 68 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception. During his senior season, he recorded 71 tackles and five sacks.