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88 DAYS TO 2018 KICKOFF: Cartez Crook-Jones

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In which BracketCat counts down the 88th day until the 2018 kickoff with a profile of defensive end Cartez Crook-Jones.

#88 Dayton Valentine
Dayton Valentine has graduated, leaving No. 88 available for an incoming player. Since he wore this jersey for his promotional photo, I’m projecting 2018 signee Cartez Crook-Jones to inherit this number.
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Cartez Crook-Jones

True Freshman | 6-5 | 230 lbs. | Grandview, Missouri
Cartez Crook-Jones
Cartez Crook-Jones
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive End
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

Cartez Crook-Jones (b. Aug. 28, 1999) is a 2018 signee who projects as a defensive end.

Crook-Jones played under head coach Jeremie Picard for Grandview High School, where he earned second-team all-state honors from the Missouri state media as a senior in 2017.

Viewed as the 11th-best player in the state of Missouri for the Class of 2018 by ESPN, he also was a second-team all-league player as a junior in 2016 after posting 55 tackles, nine sacks, 7.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for the Bulldogs.

Crook-Jones picked up second-team all-metro honors from The Kansas City Star, while he was named to the All-Jackson County Advocate team as a senior in 2017. He also played basketball for the Bulldogs.