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Utility defender/midfielder who was forced to overcome injuries throughout his career.
What Scouts Say: "Strong, tough central defender and right back ... Non-descript utility player ... Can play multiple positions: defensive midfielder, right back and centerback … Athleticism is a stregnth. He's a stocky, muscular, 6-foot athlete … He's good on the ball, but not great. He's also a good passer, but not great … Think of a poor man's Ricardo Clark … Needs to work on his consistency with his first touch and his distribution ... He redshirted in 2011 and 2012 was his comeback year and he struggled some."
College (Cal-Berkeley): Played in every game as a freshman in 2008, missed some matches as a sophomore in 2009 due to injury and in 2010 he came back to play 16 matches, notching an assist in a College Cup match vs. Akron. He redshirted in 2011 (reportedly for personal reasons) and concluded his Cal career starting all 15 matches he played as a 5th-year senior in 2012.
Club: Played club soccer for Marin FC and captained his side for three years.
High School: Redwood High School ... Started every varsity game at Redwood High School since his freshman year ... Named to the all-league team all four years and was a captain for his final three seasons ... Persevered through a nine-month recovery after breaking his tibia and his fibula in his final year of high school.
Personal: Anthropology major ... Walked in graduation ceremony after 2012 spring semester ... Parents are Booker (writer) and Nanine Jones (former English teacher) ... Has three brothers and two sisters ... Brother, Mathew, attended Cal ... His uncle (Blaine Warhurst) played rugby for Cal ... Besides playing soccer, also hopes to teach English and be a social activist ... Likes to write and travel.