2017 4-star wide receiver Hezekiah Jones originally planned to be one piece of a deep pool of prospects for the Baylor Bears, prior to all the negative press that has been linked to Waco. He de-commited on May 28, and today announced where he’d be taking his talents.
The 6-foot, 194-pound receiver out of Stafford, Tx. is ranked as the No. 18 pass catcher in the 2017 class and the No. 136 overall prospect.
26 schools that have offered Jones found their way back onto his trail following the de-commitment from Baylor, most notably Houston, Auburn, and Notre Dame, who had all been “warm” on his recruiting process. He’ll be sticking close to home to play in the prestigious SEC, two things that factored into his decision.
“I just felt like it was the best fit for me,” Jones told GigEm247, part of the 247Sports platform. “With what they have going on there, I feel like there’s something special brewing, especially with Coach (Noel) Mazzone there. He’s a great coach and his offense is immaculate. It’s so close to home and I’m playing SEC ball. You can’t beat it.”
Jones caught 36 passes for 515 yards and six scores as a junior at Stafford. He’s the third wide receiver in the 2017 class to pledge to head coach Kevin Sumlin, joining Roshauud Paul and Camron Buckley, both of whom are from the Lone Star state. It’s the 19th commit for the Aggies thus far into the cycle, good for No. 8 nationally and No. 4 in the conference.