Sunday, January 20, 2013
WR Anjeus Jones makes the switch
By Damon Sayles
Wide receiver Anjeus Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) was a New Mexico State commit for all of seven days. A weekend trip at a program looking to make drastic changes for the better changed his mind.
Jones confirmed Sunday that he has switched his commitment from New Mexico State to Colorado State. A 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver, Jones was recruited by defensive line coach Greg Lupfer and receivers coach Alvis Whitted. Redshirt freshman defensive back DeAndre Elliott, who is from nearby Carter High School in Dallas, was Jones’ player host.
Jones said he’s a big fan of head coach Jim McElwain and the vision McElwain has for the program. Jones said the Rams are looking to make an immediate turnaround.
“Talking with Coach Mac, they’re comparing what they want to do to Boise State and how they turned themselves into a power,” Jones said. “A lot of the recruits I was there with were nice-looking players. Don’t be surprised.”
Jones couldn’t find anything he didn’t like about Colorado State. The school has respectable academics and the football program is preparing for upgrades to its stadium and locker rooms. Jones also liked the campus atmosphere.
More importantly, Jones said he’s looking at the chance to play as a freshman, and he’s excited about Colorado State’s game against Alabama for the next two years.
“Really, they’re saying I can be a starter as a freshman if I work,” Jones said. “If I come to their camp and ball out, there’s a good chance I can start and show my worth.”