The Long Beach to Tempe path added another road tripper on Thursday. Another one of linebackers coach Antonio Pierce’s players from Long Beach Poly will wear Maroon and Gold.
Cornerback Jack Jones, a former five-star recruit in the 2016 and USC Trojan, announced via Twitter he was making a commitment at 9:30 p.m. The tweet never came, but Sun Devil Source broke the news.
Jones was rated by 247Sports as the 19th best player in the nation, the second highest cornerback and fourth ranked in the state of California.
He played two seasons at USC. In his time as a Trojan, Jones played time as a freshman before making a bigger impact in year two. As a sophomore, he recorded four interceptions and 12 passes defended. He finished with a career of 42 tackles along with six kickoff returns for an average of 12.7 yards per return.
Before the 2018 season, it was reported that Jones would miss the entire season due to being ruled academically ineligible. After being dismissed from the program and announcing he was attempting to enroll into a junior college, Jones and two others were arrested for breaking into a Panda Express.
The Orange County Register reported he was sentenced to 90 days in jail. His attorney at the time also said Jones was enrolled into Moorpark College to get his grades up to be able to make the transfer and continue to play football.
Jones is eligible to play right away and will have two years to play. However, he has not played football since December 2017 because he also missed USC’s spring practices in 2018.