Wide receiver Hezekiah Jones committed to the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday.
The 4-star prospect announced his decision in a video he posted to Twitter:
According to 247Sports’ composite rankings, the Stafford, Texas, native is the 18th-best receiver and 136th-best player overall in the 2017 class. He’s also the No. 20 recruit in his home state.
Jones is a natural fit for head coach Kevin Sumlin’s offense. He ran a 4.40-second 40-yard dash and a 4.28-second shuttle, per Hudl. His speed will allow him to burn opposing secondaries vertically down the field.
Jones’ numbers attest to his big-play ability. Nearly one-quarter of his receptions over the last three years (23 percent) ended in touchdowns, per MaxPreps:
According to Mark Passwaters of Rivals’ AggieYell.com, Jones still has some areas to iron out in his game:
The biggest thing Jones will have to do is tighten up his route running, which is something a lot of high school receivers have to do at the next level. Once he does, though, he’ll be extremely dangerous. When he plants his foot and changes direction, he almost automatically causes separation. When he starts running sharp routes, he’ll give corners fits.
The Aggies’ receiving corps could be deadly in 2017, especially with the addition of Jones. Even if Speedy Noil bolts for the NFL after his senior year, A&M will still have Christian Kirk, who’s coming off a 1,000-yard campaign, and 2016 4-star wideouts Quartney Davis and Clyde Chriss.
The depth the team has at wide receiver will allow Jones to make a slower, more natural transition to the college game, which should help expand his game to include more than deeper routes.
Between a talented group of pass-catchers and the imminent arrival of 2017 recruit and 4-star dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond, the Texas A&M offense will be even more fun to watch next year.
Note: Recruit information courtesy of 247Sports.
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