The influence of Ricky Seals-Jones goes far beyond football and basketball.
Ricky Seals-Jones, the nation's No.1 wide receiver and RCS Sports No.3 basketball player will be participating in the Rivals Top 100 event, June 22-24 in Atlanta, The Opening, a 7 on 7 event sponsored by NIKE (football), July 5-8 in Portland, Orgeon and lastly, he will attend an invitation olnly Reebok All American Basketball Camp, July 10-13 in Philidelphia, Pa.
Seals- Jones attends Sealy HS in Sealy, Texas. He is currently in the Top 25 overall prospects, according to Rivals.com. He stands at 6'6 and 220 pounds. Wide receiver, safety and now he plays quarterback and will do so for his senior season for the Fighting Tigers.
Jones averaged 30 points a game as a basketball player in his junior year at Sealy, but with the RYTES Warriors, it is much more than just numbers on a stat sheet.
When Ricky joined the 2013 RYTES Warriors team, coach Lamar Holt shared his vision, his passion and his plan to a team of superb student athletes about winning and creating an opportunity to play ball on scholarship at the next level.
"He's also an unbelievable finisher and a beast inside with his aggressiveness on the boards..." - Clark Francis, HoopScoop
On the court, Holt is demanding, intense and constantly pushing and prodding all the players to produce more, to believe in the team and and to believe in themselves more than they think they could. Jones and the others have bought into his defensive mindset and they believe this is how this team is going to win. The belief that the team could be better if everyone come together and play as one is the team philosophy and this example was on display at the recent Summer Superfest played in Houston this month. Some witnessed the dominating play of Ricky Seals-Jones in the paint, spreading the ball around, reserves playing just as strong as the starters, while others witnessed the "Team first" concept of Jones where he constantly cheered on his teammates to be aggressive from the bench, congratulating his teammates on rebounds, And 1 plays, hustle plays, diving from loose balls and slam dunks that seem to come out of nowhere. Watching Ricky is like watching Larry Jonhnson when he played at UNLV in the early 90s, just as active from the sidelines as he is on the floor.
Jones has embraced being one of the leaders on this 2013 Warrior team and he implores this team to believe they can overcome adversity and to always perform at the highest level. Today, players need to surround themselves with powerful role models, athletes and non-athletes. Lamar Holt teaches, not just the Ricky Seals-Jones of the worlds, but all players in the RYTES Warriors organization about how to lead, how to play, how to achieve success, how to handle success and how to reach out to others in need of help on and off the court.
Ricky Jones and the rest of the 2013 RYTES Warriors will be playing in the Warriors Elite Sports Southwest Nationals, July 19-22 in Houston, Texas
Congratulations Ricky Seals-Jones for setting a fine example to the student athletes that are coming up behind you and we wish you continued success as you go forward in life