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KSU's Jones likely to start

Published on -8/26/2014, 10:07 AM

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By ARNE GREEN

Special to The Hays Daily News

Bill Snyder wouldn't go so far as to declare him the out-and-out winner in Kansas State's running back sweepstakes, but he did give Charles Jones the early nod Monday, a day before releasing his first preseason depth chart.

Jones, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Mandeville, La., has yet to log a collegiate carry but started for the Purple first-team offense in the spring game, rushing for 73 yards on 20 carries. He's one of at least four backs competing to replace three-year starter John Hubert for Saturday's 6:10 p.m. season opener against Stephen F. Austin at Snyder Family Stadium.

"I think all of them emerged," Snyder said during the Big 12 coaches' teleconference. "I feel reasonably comfortable right now with each and every one of them, meaning those guys that we thought were in the mix to begin with.

"(We'll) probably start the ballgame with Charles Jones. That's the way it stands right now, (but) I think all of them will have their opportunities."

Of the other three -- fifth-year senior DeMarcus Robinson, sophomore Jarvis Leverett and redshirt freshman Judah Jones -- only Robinson has any game experience. Judah Jones is listed as a receiver but played some at running back in the spring game.

 

Juco newcomers progressing

Snyder said the four junior college transfers who were not present for the start of training camp have made up for lost time since arriving on campus.

"It's never an easy adjustment, no matter how quickly you get here, and to those that came in late it was even harder," he said of defensive tackle Terrell Clinkscales (Dodge City Community College), linebackers D'Vonta Derricott (Garden City) and Isaiah Riddle (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and offensive lineman A.J. Allen (Grossmont, Calif.). "I'm proud of each of them because it's a new environment, it's a different arena for them, and the expectations are pretty great and demanding.

"I think they've responded well, and how it impacts them I the opening ballgame remains to be seen. I think every day it just gets better and better for each of them."

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