Friday, November 23, 2012

Recruit Tracker: Jaron Dukes

Jaron Dukes
August 24, 2012:  Dukes' Columbus (OH) Marion-Franklin team beat Columbus Brookhaven by a score of 20-14.  Dukes described his performance as the "worst game I've ever had."  Marion-Franklin is now 1-0.

August 31, 2012:  Marion-Franklin lost to Michigan commitment Taco Charlton and Pickerington (OH) Pickerington Central by a score of 45-24.  Dukes caught 5 passes for 42 yards.  Marion-Franklin is now 1-1.

September 7, 2012:  Marion-Franklin beat Canal Winchester (OH) by a score of 28-3.  Dukes recorded "over 100 yards and 1 TD," according to his twitter account.  His team is now 2-1.

September 14, 2012:  Marion-Franklin routed Columbus (OH) Briggs, 72-6.  Dukes caught 4 passes for 107 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game.  Marion-Franklin is now 3-1.

September 21, 2012:  After a weather delay caused the game to be postponed to Saturday morning, Marion-Franklin took down Columbus (OH) Independence by a score of 36-30.  Dukes caught 2 passes for 24 yards.  Marion-Franklin is now 4-1.

September 28, 2012:  Marion-Franklin overcame five turnovers to beat Columbus (OH) Walnut Ridge by a score of 7-6.  Jaron Dukes "didn't see many passes thrown his way" but did make a nice play on the ball in the fourth quarter for a 10-yard game-winning touchdown reception.  His team is now 5-1.

October 5, 2012:  Marion-Franklin dominated Columbus (OH) Africentric Early College, 73-20.  Dukes had two catches for 30 yards and a touchdown.  His team is now 6-1.

October 12, 2012:  Marion-Franklin defeated Columbus (OH) West by a score of 53-14.  Dukes had one reception for 38 yards in the game.  Marion-Franklin is now 7-1.

October 19, 2012: Marion-Franklin beat Columbus (OH) Eastmoor Academy by a score of 6-0.  Marion-Franklin is now 8-1.

October 26, 2012: Marion-Franklin beat Columbus (OH) South by a score of 43-21.  Marion Franklin is now 9-1.

November 2, 2012: Marion-Franklin beat Licking Heights (OH) Licking Heights by a score of 46-14.  Marion Franklin is now 10-1.

November 9, 2012: Marion-Franklin beat Canal Winchester (OH) Canal Winchester by a score of 44-14.  Dukes had 3 receptions for 38 yards and 1 touchdown.  Marion-Franklin is now 11-1.

November 16, 2012: Marion-Franklin lost to New Albany (OH) New Albany by a score of 32-30.  Dukes caught 2 passes for 28 yards and a two-point conversion.  Marion-Franklin ends the year 11-2.

Final stats: 31 receptions, 553 yards, 9 touchdowns


  1. How has Dukes' season been going? He doesn't seem to put up big numbers. Is his team run focused?

  2. We definitely need 1 more solid WR for this class...if anyone thinks we are in good shape with only Dukes and York, well we are not.

    1. Right. Both of those guys are what I would call projects. There's upside, but they are not lighting things up in high school. Definitely need to add a third guy to mitigate risk. Ideally they would take a third player who is of a more proven/polished commodity. There will be PT available in 2013 if one of these guys is good enough.

  3. Dukes is fine, he doesn't get many opportunities at all because his team runs the ball all the time. QB is hurt also so that's really hurting his numbers and on top of that when his QB wasn't hurt he was still only getting about 3 targets a game I'm double and triple coverage. I'm surprised he catches it at all.

    1. I think you forgot 2-3 excuses

    2. There not excuses, its the honest truth, I've seen every game of his this season.