Robert Jones is a promising young player for Valley High in Louisville (Ky.). Jones is preparing for his sophomore season where he looks to take over the starting quarterback role. Jones is also ready to become a leader for his team at an early stage.
Leadership is often a trait that develops for a football player as time passes and he gains experience. But in the case of Robert Jones, he hopes to take over that role as a leader and as starting quarterback as his sophomore season approaches.
“To me, my role is being the leader of my team,” said Jones. “I consider myself as a leader. It’s part of being a quarterback,” he said.
Jones’s strengths tie directly into being a leader and also into his physical abilities.
“I’m very mobile, but I can stay in the pocket. But if I need to scramble, I will. I’m tough, taking hits from the big guys. I take all the criticism because if a team loses, the quarterback will be the first blamed. Also I’m intelligent. I memorize the playbook and memorizing the role and strengths of my players,” he said.
Jones will also have to adjust to a new coaching staff this season and while he’s making that adjustment he’s working on improving himself as a player.
“I’m getting to know my new coaches and some of the players. I’m lifting and working on my footwork and mechanics. I’m learning my new offense,” he continued.
Jones hopes that he, the new staff and his teammates can reach their ultimate goal, which is the same goal that most schools set out for at the beginning of the season.
“Our goal is to wing district and take state,” he finished.