Jones Knew In His Heart It Was Mizzou

The Missouri Tigers received some unexpected good news when they picked up a 2013 verbal commitment from Georiga Athlete Donovahn Jones this week. ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with Jones and has his thoughts on his coming to Mizzou.

The Missouri Tigers received some good news early this week when 2013 WR prospect Donovahn Jones  6'3"  195  4.45  Hampton (GA) Dutchtown contacted the Tigers to inform them of his verbal commitment to Missouri.

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ShowMeMizzou.com spoke to Jones, and he talked about his decision to play wide receiver for Missouri.  Jones and his family had visited Missouri back in July, and he said that ever since then, he had "known in his heart" that Missouri was where he wanted to play college football.

"I'm excited about my decision,"  said Jones, regarding his commitment to Missouri.   "Really in my mind, and in my heart, I knew I wanted to go to Missouri.  I don't know why I was holding off so long, instead of going ahead and committing, I was waiting.   I wanted to make sure it was the right move.  That's why I was waiting so long." 

"But, after watching them play Georgia, I knew that's where I want to be,"  continued Jones, who said that he watched the Missouri-Georgia game at home with his dad.  

Jones told his dad that he wanted to go ahead and commit to Missouri.  His dad told him to "go ahead and commit".   Jones waited two more days, and talked it over with his parents and his high school coach before finally giving Coach Alex Grinch the call. 

Jones said that he will play receiver at Missouri.

"(Missouri) likes to get the ball to their receivers,"  explained Jones.  "They were honest with me.  There were a couple of teams who told me that they pass the ball a lot, and then I watched them play, and they hardly ever pass the ball.   Then, I watched (Missouri) play, and I see they pass the ball a lot."

"I also like the fact that (Missouri) plays freshmen,"  said Jones.

Jones had roughly 20 scholarship offers, but in the end he said that he chose Missouri over Arkansas and Minnesota.

Jones has scheduled his official visit to Missouri for November 17, when Missouri plays host to Syracuse.

Jones plays QB and safety in high school, and he's also a very good basketball player. He averaged nearly 20 points and more than 7 rebounds per game as a junior. He ran a 4.45 forty this summer, and his standing vertical jump measures 39".

Jones is looking forward to his arrival at Missouri next June.


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