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#56 Kam Jones

Class: Freshman

Ht/Wt: 5-11/212

Position: Linebacker

Hometown: Gwinett, GA

Twitter: @_kamjones

Thoughts: One of the few freshman who have been on campus for awhile now, Kam was an early July pickup last year for the Cards, mostly due to the recruiting efforts/success in the state of Georgia in recent years (Grantham connections). Jones played mostly on the outside (defensive end or outside linebacker) in high school but his size makes me think a permanent move towards the middle is imminent. One thing that will remain consistent, no matter where he ends up, is that Mr. Jones packs a punch. A few highlight videos show just how much he loves to lay a hit on people, reminiscent of former Card Calvin Pryor. Even though he is a tad bit smaller than our current inside backers I think his speed and size can help make up the difference to get him on the field. I think we have some depth up the middle this year so a redshirt isn’t out of the question, but with him getting on campus earlier he may have just earned himself some early PT, getting a jump on the position battle. Fall camp will tell us the story for Kam in 2017.

Sweet Tweet:

Nice cameo by former Peachtree Ridge teammate Malik Staples towards the end. (We’ll hear more about him on Day 31)

That’s what they call a tease in the biz, folks