- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Three-star receiver Austin Jones (Cincinnati/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) committed to Virginia Tech as a walk-on Tuesday.
Jones was considering walking on at Illinois and Michigan State as well.
"Great academics," Jones said when giving the reasons for choosing Virginia Tech. "I like the coaches, and I have always wanted to play football down south."
Jones registered a 1,000-yard season as a junior before a shaky quarterback situation hurt his numbers as a senior.