NCF On The Trail: Jyaz Jones


From Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin grabbing a commit, to Penn State receiving great news on the recruiting front, to Ohio State playing host to some big-time official visitors this weekend, Big Ten storylines were everywhere this week.

Here’s a look at a busy time in this week’s Big Ten storylines:

Hawkeyes pull another Jones from Rams

June, 15, 2013
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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
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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.

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