High School: Middletown HS
DEACON QB SIGNEE SKYLAR JONES
On Wake Forest's season
People were giving me a hard time about WF and didn't think they were going to have a great year, but I kept telling them Wake is for real. I saw something special in the program.
What it means to get a full scholarship
It means a lot to me, all the training and hard work has paid off. You earned, it's not something that was just given to you. It's a great honor. I'm very fortunate.
On why he chose Wake Forest
The family atmosphere -- the coaches all like each other, and you see it in the players too. You can they're there for each other, they hang out together, fooling around. Everybody was there for one another.
Fellow signees he's been keeping up with
Brandon Pendergrass, Doug Weaver, Junior Petit-Jean, and Jordan Williams
JONES' HS COACH RON JOHNSON
On what makes Skylar successful
It's real important to Skylar to be a good football player. He's got a little chip on his shoulder and is driven by the desire to compete. He goes into every practice and game with that mindset, he wants compete and be successful.
Skylar as a person
This was a program in distress, they had three coaches in 13 months. When we came in two years ago, Skylar stepped to the front and was willing to take the lead. In the time he's been here he's accepted that responsibility and really taken this program to a new level. Off the field, he's an honor student, plays trombone in orchestra, is a state champion in track and probably will be again this year, so he's involved in everything. You talk to his mom, and he's a fantastic son.
Skylar as a Demon Deacon
He just wants the opportunity to compete. Knowing those guys (Wake Forest coaches), having coached against them when I was at Miami (OH) [was helpful.] He wants to compete and help that team win. To predict what he might do there would be unfair to Skylar. He trusts that they will put him in the best position for success, and he'll hold up his end by giving everything he's got in return.