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Academics steer Highland Springs football star Jamareeh Jones to Boston College

Posted at 2:47 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 15:07:18-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Jamareeh Jones is headed to Boston.

Jones, who was the starting quarterback for Highland Springs High School last season, made a verbal commitment to Boston College on Sunday.

"It's just about the opportunities that I'm going have when I get there," stated Jones. "I want to do new things. Their number one sport down there is hockey. I've never been to a hockey game before. So, I like doing new things."

Jones becomes the third Springer in the last month to commit to a Power Five school. His teammates Kelvin Gilliam and Damond Harmon both announced last month they were going to Oklahoma.

"It's still like a jittery feeling," Jones said. "I'll always wonder if COVID didn't happen, like where would I be now if I got the opportunity to play my senior season. I'm great that I am committed. To be able to bond with my new family now. But I feel like I left a lot on the table during my high school career."

Jones chose Boston College over West Virginia and Vanderbilt because of their strong academic history.

"When it came down to it, it was like OK, first academics," Jones expressed. "So that Boston degree feels different for me. So that played a big role in just having that level of degree."

Jones threw for over 800 yards and 12 touchdowns for Highland Springs last season. When he plays in college, Jones wants to make the switch to defense.

"For Boston College, I have the offer for both ways. So it will be on me when I get there," Jones explained. "I want to play defensive back when I get there. Cause for me, that's where the money is. That's where my body will last the longest."

In regards to playing next Spring with his Springers teammates as they look to make it back to the Class 5 State Championship game, Jones has mixed feelings.

"I wish I could participate in it," Jones mentioned. "But I don't know if I would just to hold off on any injuries that would come to my body. I just want to prepare, get ready for the next level."