Saturday, February 2, 2013
2014 Watch List RB stays local
Minnesota currently possesses one of the lowest-rated 2013 classes among BCS programs but received great news Saturday for its next recruiting cycle.
Junior running back Jeff Jones (Minneapolis, Minn./Washburn), the only 2014 Watch List member from the state of Minnesota, has committed to play for his hometown Gophers, multiple sources report.
Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Syracuse Wisconsin also extended early scholarship offers to the 6-foot, 190-pound prospect. Other programs including Boise State, California, Louisville, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Tennessee and UCLA showed interest.
Jones has been making an impact at the varsity level since his freshman year. Over the course of the last three seasons, he amassed over 3,000 rushing yards, 36 rushing touchdowns, and 13 touchdown receptions.