Earlier in his recruitment, Cincinnati (Ohio) Northwest linebacker Rasheen Jones said there were pros and cons to playing out his college career in his hometown, but the cons never outweighed the pros and Jones made his commitment on Sunday.
"I committed to UC today," Jones reported. "It was Cincinnati all along. They are all about family and I am all about family. Just being here, knowing my city and knowing I'm playing for my city now, it's a tremendous honor."
Jones was on Cincinnati's campus Sunday to take part in the Bearcats one-day camp. He did not even wait until the camp had concluded before revealing his decision to the Cincinnati coaching staff.
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"I was in the linebacker drills and when we were finished I told the linebackers coach. He was tremendously excited. After all that I went to Coach Butch [Jones] and I was assuming he already knew. He was asking me whether I was going to anymore camps, and I told him I didn't think so. He asked if I came to a decision, and I told him I committed already. He was excited too."
Cincinnati projects the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Jones to the linebacker position, and said he could play either inside out outside. Jones is ranked as the No. 34 outside linebacker prospect in the country is a three-star.
Besides Cincinnati, Jones had also been offered by Kentucky, Louisville, West Virginia, Bowling Green and Ohio, but he is pleased to have the process behind him now.
"It feels real good and is a big weight off my shoulders," Jones said. "Now I can focus on other things besides this."