Interview with Westland John Glenn’s Da’Mario Jones

16 Jan



Da’Mario Jones just might be the most skilled player to come out of Westland John Gleen.  He runs a low 4.4 forty, but at the same time, strong enough to go up and out muscle the defender for the ball.  The kid is an absolute playmaker.  He lined up at running back sometimes for the Rockets and was still able to make some plays.  Will complete Devin Funchess nicely when they are out on the field together.  Reminds me a little of Mario Manningham.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Take me back to this previous season, not the best of years for John Glenn, but you had a great season?  Do you still consider this season a success?

Da’Mario Jones: Not really where I wanted to be at a team standpoint, but personally, I did ok.  I still have a lot to work on.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Now, you previously committed to CMU, but changed once Michigan offered.  What was is like for you and your family the day U of M offered?

Da’Mario Jones: It was pretty crazy, we had a lot of phone calls coming when we really needed time to think about what had occurred.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Could you describe your skill set entering your first year at Michigan.  Both strengths and some weaknesses?

Da’Mario Jones: Strengths: I have long arms, a good pair of hands, and speed is the biggest asset.  Weaknesses: lack of game experience, not knowing the plays.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What was the difference for you picking Michigan over some other schools that were interested in you?

Da’Mario Jones: The coaching staff are family oriented.  It’s a world-class university as far as academics.  And they run a multiple spread which is relative to my skills as a football player.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: A lot of the recruit in the 2013 class are pretty well-recognized.  From your point of view, how much chemistry would you say you have developed with this incoming class>

Da’Mario Jones: Well I played with two of the other commits, so we all have pretty good chemistry.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What are you hearing from the U of M coaching staff as far as playing time and how they are going to use you?

Da’Mario Jones: Well, they told me they play the best, so I’m going to have to compete.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: Predictions for yourself and the team in 2013?

Da’Mario Jones: We may surprise this whole country with what we do in the classroom, on the the football field, and in the community.

Metro Detroit High School Athletics: What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

Da’Mario Jones: Haha.  Uhh, I can dance and draw very well.

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