E.J. Jones, a sophomore defensive back, who started the first college game of his career for Minnesota in 2006, has gotten a new start at Illinois State. Jones helped lead the Redbirds to a 57-6 win Saturday over Indiana State, where his father, Edmund, is the defensive backs coach. Jones left Minnesota after sitting out last year after he and three other teammates were dismissed from the team.
October 4, 2008
E.J. Jones, a 6-foot, 190-pound running back/defensive back from Edwardsville (IL) High, has committed to Minnesota, according to sources close to his recruitment. Jones was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Offensive Player of the Year and will visit the Minnesota campus this weekend. GoldenSports.Net caught Jones on the basketball court last month at the St. Louis Shootout as he scored 10 points to lead the Tigers to a 52-44 win over Belleville East at the Savvis Center.
January 27, 2006
E.J. Jones from Edwardsville, IL was scheduled to visit Illinois this weekend, but he was unable to make it due to the ACT test. Read more on E.J. in this update from IlliniBoard.com, including his thoughts on Illinois, and the other schools on his list.
December 11, 2005
Once was thought to be one of the top players in the 2006 class in Ohio. Has since moved to Illinois and become a prospect who has been lost in the shuffle. Jones remembers his Ohio roots and checks in with his favorites and to let us know what he thinks about the 'Cats.
July 10, 2005