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Twin linebackers Jai and Jalen Jones receive Arkansas offers
Arkansas linebacker J.J. Jones celebrates after making a tackle during a game against Southwest Louisiana on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, in Fayetteville.
Twin sophmore brothers Jai and Jalen Jones have received scholarship offers from Arkansas after impressive showings at the Razorback Night Camp II on Saturday.
Their father linebacker J.J. Jones signed with Arkansas out of Magnolia and lettered from 1996-2000. His wife Paula is also an Arkansas graduate.
Jai,Jones 6-0, 215 pounds, also has scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech, Baylor, Bowling Green and Alabama A&M. Jalen Jones, 5-10, 195, is a promising prospect that is expected to attract other offers in the future.
Both played as freshmen for South Oak Cliff High in Dallas last year with Jai playing the first four games with the freshman team before moving up to varsity and recording 32 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks and a forced fumble. Jalen also moved up to varsity after the fourth game and had 21 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 recovered fumbles
Jai said the Hogs now lead for him.
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