Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed LB Juwuan Jones

Western Kentucky Class of 2017 Football Class: Signed LB Juwuan Jones. WKU Insider takes a closer look at the Hilltoppers signee.

http://www.scout.com/player/194482-juwuan-jones/news?year=2016&s=468

BIO: A Scout.com three-star prospect, Juwuan Jones totaled 136 tackles, including 15 for a loss as a senior.  He also registered four sacks, a forced fumble, an interception, had a fumble recovery and four QB hurries.  He was selected All-State, All-Region and All-County.

RECRUITMENT: Jones also had offers from Wisconsin, Southern Mississippi, Air Force, Tulane, Troy, Navy, Mercer, Ball State, Army, Miami of Ohio and Georgia Southern among others.

WHY WKU:  An opening in the WKU depth chart at linebacker will provide Jones a chance to compete for playing time as a rookie.

EVALUATION:  Jones is a physical defender that attacks the ball.  He's displayed the ability to be effective rushing the quarterback, playing the run game and dropping back in pass coverage.

BOTTOM LINE: An early commit in the 2017 class, Jones remained committed to WKU during the coaching changes and that should prove to be a smart move for the underrated linebacker.


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