Marvin Jones Jr. calls Florida State “dream school”

Marvin Jones Jr’s father is one of the greatest players ever to have worn the Garnet and Gold.

The son, a member of the Class of 2022, is now a 6’5 225 pound linebacker at American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

He received an offer from the Florida State Seminoles in late February:

Last week, 247 Sports came out with new ’22 rankings, and Jones was given a 92 rating (4*) and listed as the 124th best player in the country (8th best OLB, and 14th best player in Florida).

TN had the chance to catch up with the younger Jones recently and learn more about his recruitment:

You called FSU your “dream school” when you received the offer. Would you mind expounding on that a little for our readers? What is it exactly that makes Florida State your dream school?

“My father, uncle, cousin, and another uncle attended the school and left a legacy, so growing up around them, my dream was to do what they did and play football at Florida State.”

What have your dad and other family members told you about Florida State?

“Not a lot really. They just tell me go wherever is best for me, and if that happens to be FSU, they wouldn’t mind (laughing emoji with tears).”

It’s obviously early, but seeing as the ’Noles have offered do they have the lead (you’ve said FSU is your “dream school”)?

“I couldn’t say any school had the lead at the moment, but I definitely have always liked Oregon & LSU.”

Congratulations on the new ranking, by the way. How’d that make you feel?

“It was cool to be recognized as one of the best in Florida, but I could [not] care less if I had no ranking/stars.”

Why do you say that?

“I just don’t think stars or rankings mean anything at all.”

What position do you see yourself playing at the next level, and is that something you’ve discussed w/ college coaches—do they agree w/ your choice?

“Outside linebacker, and I have spoken with a coach about it, and they said they could definitely see my at the position.”

What do you think about FSU’s uniforms? What’s your favorite color combo?

“I think FSU’s all black uniforms are the best in the nation.”


How could you not ask about his dad's nickname (Shade Tree) and if he has one. If not, Mickey Andrews is still around, I'm sure he could watch Jr for a practice or two and have a nickname in no time.

I call him Shade Shrub.

yeeeeeaaaaahhhh ....... but to his face?

<img src="//" alt=":joy:" class="emoji">

That’s when I call him Mr. Shade Scrub <img src="//" alt=":wink:" class="emoji">

I asked, & he said he didn't have one---it wasn't worth including b/c he kinda just laughed the question off...

And I quote:

"No I couldn’t say I had a nickname."

We should just call him the 'Eclipse'

cause that boys big enough to block out the sun

Yeah, MJJ says he’s a linebacker

But if he is actually 6’5-225 at 16 years old, he’ll be an easy 250 by the time he steps on campus. He’s playing DE in this defense and I’m here for it.

Having legacies at OT and DE in the next class is an absolute god send for Norvell. Pretty much the only break he’s received since he arrived.

Rec'd - this should be green on a couple of different levels.

You don’t think TT and Marvin Wilson returning were pretty big breaks?

I’d say there has been more than one. JMO though.

I did rec it though. Love the MJJ comments.

Another win for the black uniforms.

I'm telling y'all---it's AMAZING how much these kids love the all-blacks.

Not surprising whatsoever imo

Do y’all think CMN will

work them into the season more frequently?

Games per season over/under ~2.5?

Under, IMO (and no idea, TBH, although it'd be smart w/ how often kids mention them).

if you wear them too much, they will lose their luster with the kids

they like them because they’re different

one game per year should be fine

That's just silly. You can't change uniforms at halftime. <img src="//" alt=":blush:" class="emoji">

Games per season over/under ~2.5?

They are growing on me, also.

The further removed from garnet we get, the more I like the black.


Glad to see that a legacy that’s an actual scholarship take is really high on his family’s alma mater.

Would it be safe to say Norvell has to be able to land a legacy like this? Complete disappointment if he doesn’t?

Would be very disappointing if he can’t reel in most of the legacies

I don’t expect him to land all of them but should be able to lock up most.

Think FSU has a really good shot w/ several legacies in the next couple classes...

…guess I gotta get up earlier in the morning to beat NT&T.

I could just post

My same response regarding the black on black uniforms in every recruit thread from the last article.

Shout out to former Noles reproducing. Keep up the great work.

I’m good for black on black once a year.

Our traditional G&G is just too good to tinker with very often. Especially if we go back to the white numbers. The next step is to get rid of that ridiculous number font. Baby steps.

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