WSU offers, impresses Federal Way ATH

THE NUMBER OF known Washington State offers to in-state prospects has steadily risen since the beginning of the spring evaluation period, including one extended to Federal Way’s D'Jimon Jones. CF.C talks to the 6-2, 175-pounder.

D'Jimon Jones (6-2, 175) was offered by Washington State as an ATH, with a possible eye towards cornerback. The Washington State offer was the first for Jones.

Jones has already taken an unofficial visit this spring to Washington State. He also traveled to BYU.

“It’s been BYU and Wazzu (recruiting hardest). Wazzu’s facilities were very, very nice. BYU was pretty nice, too. But I liked Wazzu better,” said Jones.

Cougar assistant coach Eric Mele is running the recruiting point on Jones. He also got to meet defensive coordinator Alex Grinch when he was in Pullman.

“Coach Mele is a good guy. He seems like a good mentor, a coach who would be able to help me (develop),” said Jones.

At quarterback his junior season, through eight games in a season cut short by an illness, Jones rushed for 392 yards and four TDs. He threw for 561 yards on 31 of 61 passing, with eight TDs against three interceptions.

Jones is a three-sport athlete at Federal Way, competing in track and field and basketball. He cleared 6-9 in the high jump and 21-10 ½ in the long jump.

Jones is also hearing from Arizona, Oregon, UCLA, UW, Utah State and UNLV.

Jones said he hopes to make his decision before the football season.

Per the database, the state of Washington is home to nine uncommitted prospects with a known WSU offer, the second-largest collection of crimson offers behind California (54).

In-state prospects with a WSU offer: Bellevue CB Isaiah Gilchrist, Bellevue ATH Isaac Garcia, Aberdeen DE Joel Dublanko, Bellevue ATH Justus Rogers, Spokane DE Evan Weaver, Spanaway DT Ezra Cleveland, Tacoma OT Kameron Smith, Veradale OT Scott Peck and Federal Way’s Jones.

Cougar assistant coaches will be out on the recruiting trail through the end of this month. (Head coaches are not allowed to go out recruiting during the spring evaluation period).

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