Justin Jones is a tight end prospect from Conyers (Ga.) Heritage High School. This Peach State standout made his decision this morning and he's headed to play in the Bluegrass State for the University of Kentucky.
"I committed earlier today," Jones said. "I have been to Kentucky a few times, for a junior day and camp. I like everything about that place and I have built a good relationship with coach (Joker) Phillips and coach (Rich) Brooks. It's also close for my family and many of my relatives live in Illinois. So it's easy for them and my mom. That's a big deal for me and my family.
"Lexington is a great place and I love their family atmosphere up there. I hung out with the players when I went to camp and that was just a pretty cool experience. It's just a good place to be for me."
This wasn't an easy decision for Jones. He had some nice offers and some big time programs after him.
"I didn't eliminate anyone until the end. It was a pretty tough decision because all the schools that have offered or were recruiting me were pretty great schools. I just sat down with mom and we weighed the all the pros and cons. I picked the best place for me."
Jones, 6-7 and 240 pounds, caught 12 passes last season and scored four touchdowns. He has worked hard in the off-season and has already seen improvement.
"I improved on my blocking. That really wasn't my thing but I have really developed. I think playing defensive helped me out in that area. My biggest strength is that I am a mis-match guy because of my size. I am good over middle or in the red zone."