Jones I believe ended up at Ohio st. University not sure what happened after he got their though.
An interesting side not Jones maj. Mcknight 12-3 in the state Finales for his second title.
Jones was not an average wrestler his freshman year; even being undersized. He went 2-2 at states. and was 34-6 on the year.
Jermaine was 34-6 in a district that was just terrible. You are mistaken about states in 1999. In fact, Jermaine was 1-2 at states. Blown out twice and won one by forfeit. Not exactly a stellar performance.
The following December I saw him in a dual meet. He wrestled a kid who I coached in Youth wrestling - one of the poorest kids I ever coached, his lifetime record was far below .500. And yet Jermaine edged him out 2-1 in a boring match. Three months later Jermaine was a superstar.
What happened was his team got a new coach that year. This guy was a giant among men in HS but blew out his knee his senior year after taking 2nd at states as a soph and 1st as a Junior.
Glenn Koser transformed Jermaine Jones from an average wrestler to practically unbeatable. He totally changed his style - gave him some startling new moves, and instilled him with tremendous confidence.
Yes, Jones beat McKnight at states in the finals, 12-3.
And Jones started his senior year better than ever, but got sick in January and never recovered, though he did win Regionals (barely).
A kind of interesting aside: at states the next year (2003), Matt McKnight beat Brian Sellers of Pennsbury in the quarters. The score was tied with 10 seconds to go in the match. Sellers got a terrific reversal and had McKnight locked up - a sure win. BUT -- as Sellers was getting the reversal, the ref tripped over his own feet and fell on his butt. As he was falling he accidentally blew the whistle. The reversal was disallowed and McKnight went on to win in a tie-breaker, and then won states.
I also disagree that Jones was only an average wrestler his freshman year; he was just a very small 103 pounder who still qualified for states. Maybe the addition of that move elevated him to an "unbeatable" wrestler, but he was pretty good before it.
I'm not sure, but I would guess that we didn't hear from him in college because he was too small to be a D1 125 pounder.