Jones Sees Immediate Opportunity at Michigan

Teric Jones has been committed to Michigan since the summer and the speedy back from Cass Tech has been to every Wolverines' home game this season to support his future school. With the maize and blue currently sitting at 2-4, there are questions about whether or not the team's verbal commitments will honor their initial word. Jones, however, leaves little doubt.

Fresh off their first loss of the season to Detroit Southeastern, Teric Jones and his Detroit Cass Tech teammates would not go down a second time on Friday as the team took on Detroit Chadsey.

"We won (21-12) despite the 160 yards in penalties they called on us," Jones explained, "It was ridiculous, they did not want us to win that game. I had like 180 yards on 16 carries and a touchdown, they called back three of my touchdowns."

That performance puts Jones at 904 yards on the season on just 88 carries. In the midst of a good year for Cass Tech, he has taken the time to check in on Michigan, where he will be next season, as Jones has been to every home game the team has played this year.

"I think they need our class' help," he said. With questions on the solidarity of commitments popping up seemingly every week, Jones is definitely not one to add to them and thinks his fellow commits should see what he sees.

"If anything, I think they should be ready to turn things around like me and Thomas…and hopefully Big Will."

With Cass switching to a spread this year, Jones has gotten a taste of the system he will play in next year. More specifically, he has adjusted to running without a lead blocker.

"It's tough, I have at least two linebackers keying me every game now," he said, "I don't have a lead blocker unless a lineman pulls, but I just have to make them miss or go through them."

Although his carry count has been relatively low, Jones says that is the least of his worries.

"It's all good, we're getting it done."


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