Jones makes the switch

Cornerback Chris Jones flipped his commitment from South Florida to Purdue.

Not too long after Purdue had a decommitment, the Boilermakers benefited from a flip of their own.

Cornerback Chris Jones dropped his commitment to South Florida and gave his pledge to Purdue, this just hours after Denzel Ward decommitted from the Boilermakers' 2014 class.

Jones's commitment switch marks the 16th of the Boilermakers' class, and he is the fifth defensive back to join the mix. He held offers from Indiana, Massachusetts, South Florida and more.

Jones committed to South Florida in July, but the Boilermakers began putting the heat on in December. He visited West Lafayette during Purdue's massively important recruiting weekend in early December and left with a strong feeling about the program.

"It was good," Jones said after the visit. "I really enjoyed talking to the coaches and being around the players. I loved campus and it's a great opportunity to be well coached."

Then, Jones declared he was "committed 90 percent" to South Florida. Now, he's 100 percent pledged to Purdue.

Boiler Sports Report hopes to have quotes from Jones added to this story.

Chris Emma has covered recruiting, college athletics and professional baseball for FOX Sports Next since 2009. Emma covered the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats, and currently covers the Purdue Boilermakers. A Chicago native, he resides in West Lafayette.
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