2017 Provo (Ut.) WR Ty Jones hasn't visited Washington yet, but that didn't stop him from committing to the Dawgs

Provo (Ut.) WR Ty Jones committed to Washington late on Tuesday, becoming the third wideout in the 2017 recruiting class...


"I committed to both coach (Bush) Hamdan and coach (Chris) Petersen," Jones told Dawgman.com. "They were fired up and said they were excited to get things going. 

"They were pretty pumped up."

Jones chose Washington over offers from Utah, Utah State, UNLV, Oregon State, Nevada, Hawaii, BYU and Yale while he was also getting interest from several other Pac 12 programs.

"I had the best relationship with (Hamdan) of all the wide receiver coaches I've been talking to," Jones noted. "Coach Petersen is also the only head coach, really, that has been talking and texting with me.

"As far as the program and the school, I liked the staff there a lot. I mean, I already knew they had a great football program there and their quarterback is young and coming up. It's in Seattle, it's Pac 12 football, their Business program up there is great. It really was a no-brainer for me."

The Jones recruiting saga has taken a couple of twists and turns early on as he committed to Utah very early in the process, but he said he just knew he'd committed too early.

"It was my second offer, it was the Pac 12 and it was the school that was close to home," Jones said. "My dad was also pretty big on my staying and playing for Utah, but I just knew I wanted to look around because I'd committed too early, so when I opened things up, that was hard, but it was the right thing to do."

Jones said his father is on board with his commitment to Washington and that his mom is "just happy that it isn't too far away".

As a junior last season, Jones led his team with 989 yards and 14 touchdowns while finishing second with 53 receptions.

"I'm one of those receivers who can play multiple spots and be used in different ways," Jones said. "I have good hands, I like to go up and get the ball and with my size (6'4, 200) I just feel like I can battle anyone for the ball in the air."

Jones and his family are expecting to visit Washington the final weekend of the month (27th - 30th).

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