2010: If healthy, the high-potential Jones looks to play a significant role in the linebacking corps as a sophomore in 2010. He could be slowed in 2010 spring practice with a lingering neck injury.
2009: Jones saw significant action as a backup strongside linebacker and key special teamer as a first-year freshman in 2009. Overall in 2009 while appearing in the first 8 games, he had 13 tackles, including 1.5 for losses. He suffered a neck sprain at Oregon and was sidelined for USC's last 5 games. He had 5 tackles (1 for a loss) against San Jose State, 1 tackle at Ohio State, 3 tackles (0.5 for a loss) against Washington State, and then 2 tackles against both Notre Dame and Oregon State.
HIGH SCHOOL: His 2008 honors included Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, USA Today All-USA second team, ESPN 150, Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-Dixie, Prep Star All-Southeast, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11, All-State Class AAA first team and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City Defensive MVP as a senior linebacker at Carver High in Columbus (Ga.). He had 77 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 4 interceptions and 2 forced fumbles in 2008 despite being sidelined late in the season with a broken thumb. As a junior in 2007, he made Rivals.com Junior All-American first team, All-State Class AAA Defensive MVP and Columbus Ledger-Enquirer All-City Defensive MVP. He had 157 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss, 4 sacks and 2 interceptions in 2007. Carver won the 2007 Georgia state AAA championship.
He also played basketball at Carver, winning 2008 All-State honors.
GAME-BY-GAME WITH JARVIS JONES