Mike's Analysis: New OL commit

The Hurricanes landed a massive offensive line commitment Monday. Read on for a complete analysis of him as a player and what fans should expect from him from CanesTime.com's Mike Bakas.

Jahair Jones (ASA College) says he committed to Miami today.

What to Like: At 6-foot-5 and 310 pounds, Jones has ideal enough size to step in and compete for playing time right away. He played left tackle at ASA this season and did a fine job there. He has a basketball background and has the foot speed and natural knee bend that should enable him to play just about anywhere along the offensive line. He was actually a qualifier out of high school but went the Juco route to get more looks. He's expected to graduate later this month and be a mid-year guy, which will really help any depth issues that stem from the injuries to players like Alex Gall, Taylor Gadbois, and K.C. McDermott. He flashes the ability to dominate his opponent from time to time and should be able to compete right away in 2015.

What may concern you: While Jones played left tackle this past season, he's likely better suited to play on the right side. He'll need to play with a lower base at this level and use his hands more effectively. He just needs to clean up his techniques before being able to really compete at the highest level. He has a tendency to loaf at times so playing at full speed on a more consistent basis is something he'll need to work on.

Bottom Line: Jones was very lightly recruited out of South River High in Maryland last year but it didn't take long for him to jump onto the recruiting radar this year. He landed a handful of major offers and took official visits to Ohio State, Virginia Tech, and Miami before making his commitment today. He was one of the more heavily recruited Junior College offensive line prospects in the entire country. The Canes now have six offensive line commitments in the 2015 class. They're trying to add one more with players like Jalen Merrick and Fredrick Johnson being key targets.



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