Jones talks Utah commitment

It seemed like only a matter of time before West Covina (Calif.) athlete Sidney Jones committed to Utah after his official visit over the weekend. On Wednesday night, Jones decided he was ready to pull the trigger.

Sidney Jones has been a long time commitment to San Jose State but took a visit to Utah over the weekend. The trip went very well for Jones and he de-committed from the Spartans on Monday.

Fast forward two days later and Jones is now a Ute.

"I was ready to commit on the trip," Jones said. "I didn't want to make an emotional decision or do anything while I was still committed out there. I didn't think that was the right thing to do, I wanted to come home first, talk more with my family and then make a decision.

"It was tough to de-commit from San Jose State because I had such a good relationship with Donte Williams over there. I had to do what was best for me though and I just really felt like Utah was the place. I'm excited about the opportunity to play in the Pac 12 and I think Utah is a great all around fit."

Jones can play on either side of the ball but will play corner for the Utes.

"I still haven't talked to Coach Whittingham, he's in New York," Jones said. "I called up Coach Scalley, he coaches the safeties and I told him I was coming in. I'm just very excited right now. It feels great to be a part of the Utah program and I can't wait to get there. "I really clicked with everyone on that visit, the players and the coaches. It liked the city, the facilities and the academic support. It's a great program and I think we're going to build something pretty special there and I'm happy to be a part of that."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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