Monday, January 14, 2013
WR Anjeus Jones discusses commitment
By Damon Sayles
Anjeus Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff), a wide receiver many in the Dallas area feel is an under-the-radar athlete, has one FBS offer. Over the weekend, he took advantage of that offer and is looking to be a breakout player immediately.
Jones verbally committed to New Mexico State during an official visit to Las Cruces, N.M., over the weekend. Recruited by assistant head coach Todd Littlejohn, Jones became the Aggies’ ninth overall commitment, and he chose New Mexico State over offers from Stephen F. Austin and Arkansas-Pine Bluff, as well as interest from Iowa and Colorado State.
“I loved the coaches there,” Jones said. “I really felt like I knew what they were talking about. They really were straightforward with me. Coach Littlejohn has coached some great players.”
Jones then addressed New Mexico State’s 1-11 record last season with a simple comment.
“To me, it’s not about where you go,” he said. “It’s what you do when you get there.”
Jones, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound receiver, is looking to show his worth early and often. Jones caught 23 passes for 390 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior.
Jones said the opportunity to play early at New Mexico State was attractive. He also said he was a fan of the academic program. Jones has aspirations of majoring in either sports management or business.
“There aren’t a lot of students at New Mexico State, like maybe 18,000,” he said, “so they professors are really hands-on. I can get a good feel of making sure I get my degree there.”
Jones is committed to the Aggies, but he said he still will host in-home visits and will take his upcoming visits. He will host an in-home visit with Colorado State on Tuesday, Iowa on Wednesday and New Mexico State on Thursday. On Friday, he will travel to Colorado State on an official visit. The weekend of Jan. 25, he will visit Iowa.