Super 30: Yukon's Corben Jones enjoys the pressure of playing quarterback

BY SCOTT WRIGHT Staff Writer Published: June 30, 2011

Jones completed 62.4 percent of his passes as a sophomore, and 65.2 percent last season, as programs like Texas A&M and Colorado began to recruit him. But one of Jones' strengths as a player is what he does on the plays that don't work.

“When a play breaks down, it's not over,” he said. “I can scramble around a little bit and make a play, make big plays when I need to.”

A hard runner who has rushed for more than 900 yards the last two seasons combined, Jones is using the offseason to bulk up his 6-foot-2, 195-pound frame and improve his speed.

But he's also attractive to college programs, because he has a strong arm and has shown he can be an efficient passer in a spread offense. And with three years of starting experience in high school, he hopes that will make the college transition easier.

“I was a young kid learning how to play at a high level, a 6A level, in high school,” he said. “It's gonna be the same thing when I get to college. I'll be a young kid having to adapt to the environment, and step up and try to be a playmaker.”

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