Hezekiah Jones is the latest to join #GigEmGang17 as he has committed to Texas A&M University.
Jones, a four-star wide receiver in the Class of 2017 and ranked 20th amongst his peers in the Lone Star State, chose the Aggies over several high-major schools like Auburn, Notre Dame, Alabama, and Houston on Friday afternoon. 247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions had the Aggies as the undisputed favorite to land the Stafford, Texas native as all 17 picks made were for Kevin Sumlin’s Aggies.
The news of Hezekiah’s commitment was first reported by TexAgs.com as Jones made the announcement in a video featured in TexAgs’ article.
YESSIR! 4-star WR Hezekiah Jones (@_hezekiahh) has committed to Texas A&M over Alabama, Notre Dame, Auburn and UH.https://t.co/n7vcXwUHOd— TexAgs (@TexAgs) July 29, 2016
The aforementioned video can be viewed here via Jones’ personal Twitter account.
I will be taking my talents to.......... pic.twitter.com/cqa9B7TkJO— 9️⃣ (@_hezekiahh) July 29, 2016
Scout.com likes what they see from the Stafford, Texas native. Courtesy of Greg Powers’ story on Jones’ commitment, here’s what he had to say on the blue-chip wide receiver’s skillset:
Jones gets off the line quickly and puts defensive backs in an immediate disadvantage. Sometimes he just blows right by the corner and all his quarterback needs to do is lay the ball into his hands. He has good hands and concentration and is very explosive in tight windows. He can accelerate quickly and will get open.
The list of recruits now is up to 19 for Sumlin in his Class of 2017. Jones becomes the second-best player in the class behind four-star dual-threat quarterback Kellen Mond of IMG Academy.
Going into Friday, Texas A&M was ranked ninth in the nation and fourth in the SEC in 2017 recruiting rankings. The addition of Jones to the Aggies allows for them to leapfrog the Miami Hurricanes in the national rankings as they now sit at eighth in the country in 2017 per 247Sports’ Class Calculator’s projected score. They’ll still have lots of work to do to catch Alabama, Georgia and LSU in the ranks of the SEC as they still stand behind them, but the Aggies’ class is nothing to laugh at.
Courtesy of Under the Radar Highlight Videos, here is a mixtape of highlights for Jones.