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Incoming: Da'Mario Jones

Well, this throws a slow, breaking curveball in the '13 class.

Commit #23
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Meet Da'Mario Jones
Scout: 3-star, #76 WR
ESPN: 3-star, #77 WR, #12 In-sate
247Sports: 3-star, #80 WR, #13 In-state
Rivals: NR
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Looks like we can chalk another one up in the offer-and-immediately-commit category.  Jones had been committed to Central Michigan for some time now, but after receiving his offer, there wasn't much stopping him from making the switch.  Jones comes in as an under the radar prospect, besides in Hoke and company's eyes anyway.  All sites agree on Jones' status as a 3-star prospect and rank around 75-80 among WR's.  His height is very similar across the board at 6'2" and his weight ranges from 180-195 depending on what site you look at.  But the most important thing to me that all sites agree on is his speed at 4.40!  Kid can blaze!

Scout's Allen Trieu was the first to break the news of Jones' commitment as the 23rd member of team 134.  Jones' shed some light on where he was when he received the offer and what Michigan has meant to him:
"Actually, I was in my school library, and Coach Borges called and I picked up the phone and he said they gave me a full ride. I talked it over with my parents and we felt it was the best thing for me to do. I'm officially decommitted from Central Michigan."
Jones camped at Michigan, went to the BBQ at the Big House, and several games this year, but he says the relationship with the school began much earlier than that.
"Michigan is where it all started. They influenced me into playing, so it wasn't hard to the make decision based off that. We visited several times and I liked the area, the city is close to home, and everything's right."
TheWolverine's Tom Sullivan also shed some light on the commitment:
The 6-2, 185-pound Jones has not yet been evaluated by Rivals.com, thanks in part to a high school offense that didn't always allow him to be the playmaker he naturally is. On both sides of the ball for the Rockets, he filled whatever need was necessary. As often as not, that meant blocking out on the edge. That doesn't mean he's inexperienced in the pass game, however. 
"I got the call from Coach Hoke and Coach Borges, and they asked me if I was willing to be a Wolverine," Jones said. "It was no shadow of a doubt in my mind that it was the right place for me to be. So I made a commitment without any sort of hesitation.
Here's a few twitter reactions from Jones' himself along with others regarding what this means for the rest of the '13 class:
So let me break all this down for ya real quick:  Jones is excited and loves the fans, he may not be slotted for WR and if you watch the film below, the few plays shown of him on defense are impressive, this has no effect on the recruitment of Treadwell.
Other Offers
Jones holds six offers in all with Michigan being the only BCS offer.  Others included Bowling Green (OH), Central Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, and Toledo.


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Jones joins fellow WR commits Jaron Dukes and C'sonte York. Jones will most likely (of the three) end up in the slot once he dons the Maize and Blue. Saying this, Michigan has done a great job at filling all the spots on the outside and to think our Wolverines could have 6'4", 6'3", and 6'2" WR's wreaking havoc in the opponents secondary, yes please!!  And that's not even taking into acount the possibility of adding an elite WR in LaQuon Treadwell, who is also 6'3".  This could be one of the best WR classes across the board in some time and it is much needed.