May 082014
 

The Kentucky football program picked up a commitment Thursday morning from one of its top targets in the class of 2015.

Ohio linebacker Jordan Jones joined the Wildcats’ recruiting class nearly four months after UK became the first school to offer him a scholarship.

Jones, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound prospect, has picked up several offers since then. Oklahoma, Miami, Nebraska, Michigan State and West Virginia were among the schools to extend offers, and several other top programs had been evaluating Jones.

The relationship that UK built with him early in the recruitment paid off.

Jones plays for Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio — the alma mater of UK Coach Mark Stoops and recruiting coordinator Vince Marrow, who was the primary recruiter. Jones led Mooney with 123 tackles as a junior, adding 10 sacks and five forced fumbles.

He is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com and 247Sports, and he has the potential to be a four-star recruit by the time players from the class of 2015 are allowed to sign with schools in February.

Jones joins Warren East standout Eli Brown as the second linebacker in UK’s class. The two players were among the most coveted by the Wildcats coaching staff in this recruiting cycle. Brown is UK’s highest-ranked commitment during Stoops’ tenure, according to Rivals, and Jones is a player who the UK coaches pinpointed early in the process as one of their top 2015 targets.

Cardinal Mooney running back C.J. Amill also is a UK target for 2015. He visited Lexington for last month’s Blue-White Spring Game.

Kentucky now has eight commitments for the class of 2015. Jones and Brown are the only defensive players in that group.

UK’s commitments for 2015
Player Pos Ht Wt Hometown Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Eli Brown LB 6-3 195 Bowling Green, Ky. **** **** **** ****
Luke Hiers OL 6-3 290 Lake Wales, Fla. **** *** *** ***
Jordan Jones LB 6-2 205 Youngstown, Ohio *** ***
Levon Livingston OL/DL 6-7 250 Washington, D.C. *** *** ****
Logan Stenberg OL 6-6 330 Madison, Ala. *** *** ***
Alex Stump WR 6-3 190 Lakewood, Ohio *** *** ****
Larry Wells OL 6-6 310 Kenton, Ohio *** ***
Mason Wolfe OL 6-5 270 Henderson, Ky. *** *** **

 

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  One Response to “Ohio linebacker Jordan Jones commits to Kentucky”

  1. Jordan, Welcome to the Commonwealth of Kentucky and to UK Football!

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