Washington picked up a commitment from one of the bigger sleepers in California this year. Darrion Jones, a 6-2, 225 pound linebacker from Lynwood (Calif.) performed very well at the SoCal Nike Camp and will now be taking his game to Seattle next season.
"I actually committed this morning," Jones said. "I've liked Washington for awhile but I wanted to take a visit somewhere first to be sure of my decision. I tripped to Boise State this past weekend and it was cool and all, but I think Washington is just a better opportunity for me. They like me as a linebacker and the depth chart is better for me there as well. Boise liked me more as a down lineman and I'm a linebacker."
Ironically, Jones committed to the Huskies without ever seeing the campus.
"My visit is on the 28th and coach Willingham will be coming in for a home visit this Wednesday," Jones said. "I didn't think I needed to see the campus to commit. I just like the coaches there and the opportunity for early playing time. That's not going to change just but by seeing the campus. San Jose State came in late too and wanted me to visit but I'm done, I'm a Husky and won't be taking any other visits."
At the SoCal Nike Camp, Jones clocked a 4.62 in the 40, 4.40 in the shuttle, jumped 29 inches in the vertical and did 23 reps on the bench while looking like he was born and raised in the weight room.On the year, Jones estimated he had about 60 tackles and five sacks on defense and also rushed for 300 yards and one touchdown playing fullback.