Indiana adds wide receiver from Florida

Ricky Jones, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound wide receiver from Sarasota Booker High School in Florida, committed to Indiana on Tuesday according to several recruiting websites, including Rivals.com and 247Sports.com.

Jones was also considering Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky, but at least at one point reportedly had offers from Clemson, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Stanford, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia.

More on this later.

16 comments

  1. Greg Frey is going to be liked more and more as his value keeps increasing for this program. He was the lead recruiter on this well thought of prospect. What is the exact # of rides left for 2012? I am thinking 4 but cannot find the info by which to verify.

  2. He doesnt have great size, 5’8″, but he seems to have great speed and will put on some weight in the IU program. I like his breakaway speed and kick returning ability. I think he will get some seperation for the B1G defensive backs.

    Ricky is also an excellent student, 3.8 average.

    Welcome to the IU family Ricky, We are all for you, IU!

  3. Hoosier
    We can take 27 and have 24 commits as of now. I hear 1 or 2 of the commits are a bit shaky but if they stick we have 3 more to go

  4. The line that “but at least at one point reportedly had offers from Clemson, Illinois, Minnesota, North Carolina, Stanford, Texas Tech, Wake Forest, and West Virginia” seems kinda troubling. Does anyone have any more info? The way that was worded seems to hint at something… or am I reading too much into it?

  5. Got it, thanks. I think the next 3 most wanted are OL, DL and/or possibly QB. Do you agree or know something different.

  6. this seems like 1 of the better gets for the program actually. You know, the “star” system can be very misleading when evaluating a players talent. A better measuring stick is to look at the teams interested in a guy, & this kid had many. I know a lot of times these guys who go late are just a there to fill out rosters & not necessarily great finds, but too many schools sent recruiters down there for this kid to not be legit.

  7. We’ll have to wait and see how he will turn out. Looks like he had interest from better programs but for whatever reason they must have informed him they would not accept his commitment if he had decided. Happens all the time. Snooze you lose.

    Here’s to hoping he makes something of himself.

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