NCF On The Trail: Anjeus Jones

Hawkeyes pull another Jones from Rams

June, 15, 2013
Class of 2014 safety Jyaz Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) has decommitted from Colorado State in favor of Iowa, according to multiple reports.

His older brother, wide receiver Anjeus Jones, followed the same path to Iowa City, originally choosing the Rams before signing with the Hawkeyes this past February.

Jyaz, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect, also holds scholarship offers from Baylor, Nebraska, New Mexico State and Texas Tech. LSU, SMU and Texas expressed interest. Jones sustained a torn ACL during spring practice. Prior to the injury, he posted an electronically timed 4.67 40-yard dash, 4.01 20-yard shuttle and 32.5-foot power throw on the Nike camp circuit.

The Hawkeyes now have six commitments for 2014.

Rams top BCS offers for Jyaz Jones

May, 17, 2013
Coveted safety Jyaz Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) committed to play in the Mountain West Conference for Colorado State, multiple sources report.

Baylor, Iowa, Nebraska, New Mexico State and Texas Tech also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect. Programs such as LSU, Southern Methodist and Texas showed interest.

Jones posted impressive combine figures on the Nike circuit, including a 4.67-second 40-yard dash, 4.01-second 20-yard shuttle and 32.5-foot power throw.

His older brother, Class of 2013 wide receiver Anjeus Jones, originally committed to Colorado State before signing with Iowa.

The Rams have two verbals for 2014. Athlete Bryson Gates (Fairfield, Texas/Fairfield) also committed this week.

Anjeus Jones picks up Big 12 offer 

January, 28, 2013
The plot thickens for wide receiver Anjeus Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff).

After originally committing to New Mexico State two weeks ago, then switching his commitment to Colorado State last week, Jones has something new to consider -- playing in the Big 12.

It’s a good problem to have. In fact, it’s something he’s always wanted.

WR Anjeus Jones makes the switch 

January, 20, 2013
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.

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WR Anjeus Jones discusses commitment 

January, 14, 2013
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.

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Anjeus Jones talks NMSU offer, Iowa visit 

December, 5, 2012
Anjeus Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff) can vouch for the old adage in recruiting: The first offer is always the hardest to get.

Late Tuesday, Jones got over that hump by picking up an offer from New Mexico State. It was the first offer for the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver who helped South Oak Cliff earn a 9-2 record and advance to the Texas Class 4A playoffs.

“I talked to Coach [Todd] Littlejohn, the wide receivers coach,” Jones said. “He said he was really pleased with my film, and he said they want me up there. He gave me the offer and said he wants me to come next weekend.

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Summer is loaded for Anjeus Jones 

May, 25, 2012
The 2011 season was one of transition for wide receiver Anjeus Jones (Dallas/South Oak Cliff). He finished the season with only six catches but averaged more than 20 yards per grab.

As SOC prepares for the 2012 season, Jones is hoping to show his worth with strong spring and summer workouts. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound deep threat doesn’t have an offer yet, but he has caught the attention of several FBS schools, including Oregon, Michigan, Texas A&M, Louisiana Tech, Texas Tech and Kansas.

“Everything’s been good. A lot of coaches are coming to practice and watching me,” said Jones, who moved to SOC from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas. “It’s been a good transition. Last year, I was still new to the school and the team. This year, I’m looking for that big moment.”

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