Broderick Jones opened some eyes earlier this week with some weight room work for his Lithonia High School Bulldogs. He joined the 500-pound club at Lithonia with a box squat effort in the school weight room.
It was quite the recruiting story.
DawgNation even shared a recent update on Jones back in late June prior to the Opening finals. The nation’s No. 2 OT and No. 23 overall prospect (per the 247Sports Composite ratings) was likely the best prospect in the nation who wasn’t at the Opening out in Texas.
He still feels very comfortable at UGA even though other schools are still trying to work for a flip. Jones even made it back to UGA in late July for the cookout event. He got in some reps with the bean bag throw and the Frisbee tosses.
Jones no longer plans to graduate this December out of Lithonia High School and enroll early at Georgia. What kind of player will he be when he gets there?
That was a great question to tee up with former NCAA All-American Mike Johnson. Johnson was a pillar on the early lines of the Nick Saban dynasty at Alabama. He started 41 consecutive games, played in a record 54 games for the Tide and was a part of the first Saban national title team in 2009.
Reel Talk: Mike Johnson on Broderick Jones
This edition of “Reel Talk” for DawgNation with Johnson breaks down what to like about Jones. There is a lot to get to. What jumped out to Johnson?
“First of all size,” Johnson said. “Upper body strength. Finish. Violence. You put it all together and that is how you get to a 5-star prospect.”
That was just off breaking down his sophomore tape.
Jones is now right at 6 feet, 6 inches and his updated weight is right at 300 pounds. But still looks like he’s about 25 pounds less than that.
That has been a scouting staple for Jones throughout his prep career.