Commitment Date: 1/24/2016
Twitter Handle: @LegitEv
"I chose the University of Illinois because it fit my academic and athletic expectations. I'm looking forward to doing something special at Illinois. I bonded with the coaching staff and liked the campus. It just felt like home."
Jones is a great athlete. He reportedly runs a 40-yard dash in the 4.4's and, at 6'-2" 180 pounds, can fly around the field.
He informed us that Illinois projects him to play cornerback. Based on his senior film (below), he appears to be more comfortable as a free safety, where he can read and react to plays and fly to the ball.
He is a good form-tackler, wrapping up with textbook technique. He is effective in shedding blockers and getting to the ball carrier. If he does indeed play cornerback, I would like to see him be more aggressive in pressing his man at the line of scrimmage, as he appears to struggle a bit in coverage within the first five yards of the line of scrimmage.