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Demarcus Jones, former Warren Central standout, ready to help lead the Golden Eagles



Demarcus Jones (Photo courtesy USM Athletics)

Former Warren Central running back Demarcus Jones is climbing up the roster charts at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Jones is a 2017 graduate of Warren Central High School where he racked up 1,200 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns. He also added 303 receiving and four receiving touchdowns in 2016, while grabbing three interceptions on defense.

The Vikings went 10-3 in Jones’s senior season, and he committed to Northwestern Community College.

Jones played for Northwest CC for two seasons before committing to play football at the University of Southern Mississippi under head coach Jay Hopson in February 2019.

In the 2019 season Jones only had a small amount of playing time, but he has worked tirelessly to make a name for himself with the Golden Eagles. Jones is now playing wide receiver for USM, and he is looking forward to making a huge impact on the team next season.

Since USM is losing star wide receiver Quez Watkins to the NFL, Jones is in the perfect position to become a starter and one of quarterback Jack Abraham’s key targets.

Jones has always been listed as “athlete” on his teams’ roster because of his ability to play at any position needed. He now has a chance to show his true athletic skills on the football field next season.

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