2024 Four-Star LB Kristopher Jones Discusses Recent Virginia Tech Camp Visit

2024 Four-Star LB Kristopher Jones Discusses Recent Virginia Tech Camp Visit
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Tim Thomas

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Jun 12, 2022

Most recruits that are visiting Virginia Tech for camp are looking to earn an offer but in the case of four-star Stafford, VA LB Kristopher Jones, he was simply ready to compete and hone his craft further while getting to know more about Virginia Tech and the coaching staff.

The visit went well as a whole as Jones shared with us.

"It was very good. Every time I go to Blacksburg, the staff always shows love," Jones said.

While the camp portion of it went well, that was far from the only part of his visit as Jones shared with us.

"After the camp I went in to coach (Brent) Pry’s office and we talked a little and then I hung out with some of the coaches after that," Jones said.

So how did Jones' conversation with Hokies head coach Brent Pry go?

"He talked about the defensive staff and the experience they all have and how it would be the best spot for me, and he told me that I can come to Blacksburg whenever I want," Jones said.

Beyond his time with Pry, Jones also spent time with defensive coordinator Chris Marve, defensive assistant Shawn Quinn, and defensive analyst Xavier Adibi with those conversations going well and extending beyond football.

"It was good. I got to know them as people outside of football," Jones said.

During the camp, Jones had a great experience getting to learn and be coached up by a former All-ACC LB in Adibi and a former All-SEC LB in Marve.

"It was great. I got to learn from coach Marve; an All-SEC linebacker, and coach X, an All-ACC linebacker," Jones said.

Jones added that the thing he learned the most about was "mainly how to cover receivers and backs in man coverage." Given how much linebackers are used in coverage against the modern spread offense, learning from Marve and Adibi should be valuable for Jones' development both for the rest of his HS career and for his ability to come in and make an impact wherever he ends up.

Overall, Kristopher Jones was not only able to refine his craft, but also build deeper relationship with Virginia Tech's coaching staff as Brent Pry and company made a strong impression on Jones in multiple ways.