Sponger Demarkus Jones Receives Award

By on March 13, 2013

(courtesy of the Tarpon Springs Sponger Booster Club)

Sponsored by NCSA Athletic Recruiting and the NFLPA, Demarkus Jones of Tarpon Springs has received the National Athleadership Grant.

According to the NCSA Athletic Recruiting Network, the prestigious award is an honor and one that is only given to a select number of student athletes throughout the country in all sports from football to track.

The National Athleadership Grant is awarded to student athletes who qualify based on leadership in their community, academic achievement and athletics. An essay written by the student athlete was also required.

“We are very pleased to be involved with NCSA in assisting in the recognition and the selection of young qualified student athletes to receive scholarship opportunities,” said DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFLPA.

“Anytime you can identify, help and reward future leaders to further their education and athletic pursuits, it’s a win-win and we are pleased to contribute to this worthy effort with NCSA.”

Jones is an outside linebacker for the Spongers football team.

As a result of Jones’ selection as the recipient of the Athleadership Grant, NCSA Athletic Recruiting will work with him and his family throughout his high school career and assist him in finding a collegiate institution that best matches his academic and athletic achievements.

“Our passionate team of 300 former athletes will personally guide and educate Damarkus throughout the entire recruiting process, giving him the tools that he needs to be successful in recruiting and in life.” said Chris Krause, CEO and founder of NCSA Athletic Recruiting. “Picking the right college is a life changing decision. It’s important for student-athletes to recognize that the choice of a college or university is not just a 4-year decision; it is a 40-year decision that will impact their professional future and personal success in life.”

We are so proud of Demarkus!!  Tarpon Pride!


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