- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
If an FBS or FCS program asks two-way contributor Evan Jones (McKinney, Texas/North) what they would get out of him, he’d have a simple answer.
“Whatever they wanted,” he said.
Jones was one of the most versatile players on his team this season, which ended Friday. Jones finished his senior year as the team’s leader in receptions (30) and receiving yards (297) and he tied with two teammates for the lead in touchdown receptions with 3.
Additionally, he was a tackles leader for North. The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete finished with 70 tackles while lining up as both a linebacker and defensive back.
Despite his versatility, Jones is still a free agent in the recruiting game. Nevada and North Texas are among the schools he has heard from, and Penn has been among the most consistent in staying in contact.
“It’s been pretty slow so far,” Jones said. “Schools have shown interest, but I don’t have an offer yet.”
The process has been a frustrating one for Jones, but he said he will continue to work hard in an effort to impress schools. He can play slot receiver, safety, cornerback and outside linebacker.
All he wants is the opportunity.
“They’ll get someone who can make plays if given a shot,” Jones said. “Someone who is coach-able and hard working, willing to do what the team needs, versatile. Someone who takes care of business off the field without getting in trouble.”
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