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10 DAYS TO 2019 KICKOFF: Will Jones II

In which BracketCat counts down the 10th day until the 2019 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State defensive back Will Jones II.

#29 Sean Newlan
The recent graduation of Sean Newlan (29) has opened up a roster spot for incoming freshman defensive back Will Jones II.
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#10 Will Jones II

True Freshman | 5-9 | 162 lbs. | Mansfield, Texas
Will Jones II
Will Jones II
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Defensive Back
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Redshirt
  • Status: On Scholarship

William Michael Jones II (b. July 23, 2001) is a promising, quick young cornerback prospect out of Summit High School in Mansfield, Texas. He may or may not redshirt in 2019.

Jones played for the Jaguars under head coach Channon Hall, and was rated the 60th-best cornerback in the Class of 2019 by ESPN and 62nd by 247Sports, which also ranked him as the 77th-best player in the state of Texas.

He picked up first-team all-district honors as both a junior and senior, while he also was named to the academic all-district team both years after recording 48 career tackles to go along with eight interceptions (six as a junior) and 15 passes defended during his career.

Jones returned four kickoffs for a 45.5-yard average as a senior and also participated in track, in which he was a regional qualifier every year.

He previously was committed to (and de-committed from) both California and TCU, and also picked K-State over offers from Boise State, Colorado State, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss and SMU, as well as interest from Connecticut and Nebraska.

Jones’ speed, if it translates to the Big 12 level, is exciting, writes GoPowercat’s Riley Gates:

Jones runs track, too, and in his Twitter bio, he claims to be the “fastest DB you’ve ever seen.” As a junior in high school, he primarily ran the 200 meter, where his best time was a 21.18, and he’s also done very well in the long jump and triple jump, as well as on some relays.