Austin Jones, of Mason, is one of five Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football players headed for the college gridiron this fall.
The senior wide receiver will be a preferred walk-on at Virginia Tech.
Jones garnered attention during his junior year for his breakaway speed. He went to camps last summers, but was setback by an injured hamstring, which meant teams couldn’t see him at full speed.
In the end, it all worked out for Jones, who always wanted to end up a Hokie, according to CHCA head coach Eric Taylor.
Jones, who is about 6-fee-4, according to Taylor, possesses the size many teams covet in a receiver.
“He’s got such a great frame and speed…that’s what everyone’s looking for, these big tall receives than can run,” Taylor said. I’m excited to see what he can do.
Other college football-bound CHCA players are: Brandon Moore (Monroe, University of Alabama), Nick Taylor (Mainville, Hillsdale College), Zach James (Norwood, Carthage) and Josh Thiel (West Chester, Robert Morris).
Enquirer reporter Nick Dudukovich contributed