Arizona State senior cornerback Jack Jones announced on Twitter last night that he is returning for an extra season in 2021, taking advantage of the NCAA’s extra year of eligibility given out to student-athletes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’m staying— 0 (@presidentjacc) December 28, 2020
Due to a suspension (team conduct) and the Sun Devils COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, Jones only appeared in ASU’s opening game this season against USC, making five tackles and one pass break up against the Trojans.
Prior to the beginning of the year, he was named a Preseason Pac-12 Second-Team Selection. In his first year at ASU, Jones was a Pac-12 Honorable Mention and had a two-interception game in the 2019 Territorial Cup.
After a fallout at USC, Jones’ story on how he arrived at ASU has been documented, as the former junior college student was out of the game completely before Antonio Pierce (his former high school coach at Long Beach Poly) gave Jones a second chance in maroon and gold.
If fellow senior corner Chase Lucas also returns for another season, the Sun Devils will return one of the top veteran cornerback duos in the entire conference.
Other returning corners who received snaps this season include Timarcus Davis and Jordan Clark.