CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Butch Davis said he is hopeful that Burlington wide receiver Dwight Jones will be able to practice with the team Monday, after the Tar Heels take Sunday off.
Jones, who spent last week in training camp at Division II Valdosta State, signed scholarship papers with UNC on Friday after it was determined that his academics were judged under the wrong set of criteria — leaving him eligible to play Division I football. The NCAA granted him a waiver that allows him to play this season.
Davis answered questions about Jones and the situation after Saturday’s scrimmage, which was closed to the media after the first five minutes:
REPORTER: Realistically, how much Dwight Jones can contribute, considering he’s missed the first week of training camp?