Joshua Jones, a Fayetteville, North Carolina, high school student-athlete, has received nearly $3 million in scholarships while maintaining a 4.1 GPA and playing quarterback for the school’s football team, demonstrating outstanding achievement both on and off the field.
“In the end when all was counted up. I was shocked myself,” Jones said about the numerous offers he received, according to ABC11.
Jones stated that he set an aim of obtaining as many scholarships as possible. Finally, he was offered full-ride academic and athletic scholarships to elite colleges such as Duke, Princeton, Dartmouth, North Carolina A&T, Navy Air Force, and Army.
Josh is aware of the significance of his achievements, but he remains grounded and grateful for his humble beginnings. He attributes his success to his father, Redrick Jones, who not only serves as his football coach but also as his counselor.
“The process of being a father, being a coach is always hard because there’s always two hats you’re wearing,” his father said. “But you got to keep everything in perspective.”
Moreover, his achievements extend beyond his athletic and academic skills. Jones has also been praised for being an exceptional leader. Their head coach Ernest King said, “He’s probably been our best leader.”
As he prepares for his next step, Jones hopes to make an impact on his juniors.
“Stay on the grind, keep your grades up, and know what you want in life,” he said.
Moreover, Jones decided to attend North Carolina Central University, an HBCU, and join its football team.