Jones Staying Home

Provo (UT) wide receiver Ty Jones decides to stay home and play for Utah

Utah's in-state recruiting is looking up, and they're capitalizing on their big 2014 with a huge get for 2017 by adding Provo (UT) wide receiver Ty Jones. It was an easier decision for Jones that most would have probably imagined when the local product decided to stay home and play in the Pac 12 for Utah.

"The coaching staff is probably the biggest reason I committed. That and they're a hell of a team. My mom really wanted me at Utah and it was obvious for me that Utah was the best place."

Those coaches that he's built a great relationship with are Taylor Stubblefield and Justin Ena, both of whom like what Jones brings to the table.

"Coach Stubbs thinks I can be a great receiver at Utah. The coaches really spent a lot of time talking to me and showing me how great of a place Utah is."

Jones picked the Utes over an offer from BYU and another from Colorado State that was coming.

"It was pretty black and white for me between Utah and BYU. I've had a lot of people already telling me I should have gone to BYU, but what has happened between the two teams really speaks for itself."

With close to 19 months before signing day, Jones has plenty of time to help the Utes bring in more high-level prospects, and that's his goal.

"I'm already working hard on Keenan Pili and Simi (Fehoko)."

The 6-3, 187 pounder is open to other schools reaching out to him, but that doesn't mean he'll be receptive.

"Other schools are welcome to recruit me as well, but my recruitment is done."

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