JC Defensive Tackle High on the Buffs

Keioshe Jones only played in four games as a freshman at West L.A. College. Jones signed with San Diego State out of Venice HS and was a full qualifer coming out of a prep school after Venice. A Clearing House snafu sent him the Junior College route. He could graduate by December and be at his school of choice by next Spring. The Buffs are showing interest and the interest is reciprocal.

Height: 6-2
Weight: 300
40 time: 4.9
Bench: 300
Squat: 650
Clean: 315
Vertical: '28
From: Los Angeles, California
High School: Venice
Junior College: West L.A.

Keioshe Jones will likely end up being a highly recruited defensive tackle out of the JC ranks this year. He only played in four games last fall due to some coaching changes and issues. He was a full qualifer out of prep school after playing at Venice HS. "I was supposed to be cleared for college but someone at the Clearing House put a 2005 stamp on my paperwork instead of a 2004 one and I had to go to a junior college because of that mistake. Coming out of my prep school I had a 2.8 core GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT so at the time I was good to go."

Despite the setback, Jones is optimistic about his future and especially his recruitment. "Idaho and Louisiana Tech have given me verbal offers. I am hearing a lot from them and I have also heard from Fresno State, Oregon State, Washington State, Washington, Colorado, and Colorado State. SDSU has not contacted me since the old staff left."

Jones lists his best attributes as his speed and size. "I think I could even play defensive end if I needed to. Most schools like me as a nose tackle, though."

He has a couple of top schools. "Oregon is my dream school and I also like Fresno State. I am willing to go just about anywhere. I like Colorado. It would be great playing in a challenge league like the Big 12 where you get to play teams like Oklahoma and Texas."

The Buffalo Sports News will stay on the recruitment of Jones to see how his season progresses and see if CU shows even more interest.


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