Prospect Evaluation: Linebacker Commitment Jamir Jones


Jamir Jones is the younger brother of current Irish Defensive Tackle Jarron Jones. Much smaller than his brother, Jamir checks in at 6’3″, 220 lbs. Depending on which source is correct, Jamir may play at Outside Linebacker or Defensive End in college.

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Offer List

Jamir Jones has a regional offer list that does not appear super impressive. He holds offers from Boston College, Buffalo, UCONN, UMASS, Old Dominion, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Syracuse. This offer list correlates to a low 3-star type of recruit. If Jamir was not Jarron’s younger brother, would he hold an Irish offer? It definitely is a valid question to consider.

Recruiting Rankings

Jamir rates as a 3-star recruiting according to the 247Sports Composite. He ranks 1008th nationally and as the 68th best Linebacker by the same list. His rankings definitely hive with his offer list. One of the issues in ranking Jones is that he is really in-between two position.

Highlight Video

Another difficulty in evaluating Jamir Jones is that the majority of his highlights are at Quarterback as spread or Wildcat Quarterback. The highlight posted below shows Jamir Jones playing at Defensive End and Wide Receiver. Jones demonstrates an ability to play lots of spots on the field. This shows that he is not an Outside Linebacker, Quarterback, Wide Receiver or Defensive End. Jamir is simply a football player. In this age of specialization, he is a breath of fresh air.


With a 4.9 40-yard dash, Jamir Jones is likely too slow for an Outside Linebacker position in Notre Dame’s current Defense. The current SAM Linebacker is James Onuwalu who ran a 4.53 40-yard dash in high school. Therefore, he is a better fit at the Weakside Defensive End position. His best position may be at the Strongside Defensive End spot, which is currently occupied by Junior Issac Rochell. Jamir simply looks like a player who can hold the point of attack and be stout against the run.