Jones & Family on Same Page – He's Blue

A story that was once confusing now makes sense. The 6-2, 265 defensive end from Bastrop, LA sheds light on his commitment to Michigan and why members of his family were saying he wasn't yet a Wolverine.

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“I’m committed to Michigan,” Jones told GoBlueWolverine this afternoon.  “I told my parents when I got back from LSU.  I was up at the LSU camp when I committed. They just didn’t know I committed.  My mom was pretty happy.”

“I was behind him always,” his mother Belinda Jones added.  “I’m just really happy for him.”

Jones came to conclusion that he wanted to be Blue early Monday morning and things unfolded from there

“I asked him when did he tell the Michigan coaches what was going on,” his mother explained.  “He said he called Coach Hopson first on Monday.”

“I talked to Coach Hopson first and he was really excited,” DeQuinta continued.  “Then coach Hopson told me to call Coach Rodriguez.”

Rodriguez’s reaction upon receiving the news later was similar to that of his assistant.

“Coach Rodriguez was really happy,” Jones recalled.  “He told me he was glad I committed and he thanked me for giving me him my decision because he really wanted me to come up there.”

After informing Michigan’s headman of his intentions, the only thing left for Jones to do was to spread the news to those closest to him.

“My coach asked me what was going on and I told him I had committed to Michigan because he didn’t know either,” said Jones.  “He was really happy for me. I like everything about Michigan. The graduation percentage, they’re a winning program, I like the fact that they’re used to winning, and I have family in Detroit.  I feel like I fit in great with them.”


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