As the clock wound down at the Ernie Davis classic, and the East squad was still looking for their first touchdown, Johnson City senior DaQuan Jones came in to play on the offensive line for the first time all game, and his former Wildcat teammate Jordan Thomas got to relive some old times running behind his big blocker.
Jordan says, " It's been a long time. It felt great. DaQuan is an awesome kid, awesome guy, awesome young man. He's just incredible, he's a great guy."
Thomas ended up the offensive MVP, Jones the defensive MVP. And those standouts will play next season at Rutgers and Penn State. But neither are ready to go just yet.
Jones says, " We don't really talk about it. We talked about it earlier, you know when we both got scholarships. You know stuff like that, but we really don't talk about it, that stuff can wait. We want to enjoy high school."
Unless they meet in a bowl game, the Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights won't meet on the field.
But Jones and Thomas have plans to play together again.
" It was fun. You know we were joking around before the game, playing our last game, saying it's our last game, but it won't be the last time we play together. We're gonna make it in the big leagues, and we told each other we'll be playing on the same team."
" When we were little in middle school we always talked about playing on the same team in the NFL. That was our dream. Now it's time to take it to the next step."
You have a pick of what team that's going to be? I mean put it on tape so when it happens we can run it back 5 years later.
" The Eagles baby, all day."
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