Cleveland Heights football player Bryce Jones has committed to BC, hoping to become the 15th member of this year's recruiting class. At 5'-11" and 160, Jones was technically recruited as an athlete, but all indications are that he will play strong-side CB on defense. Air Force, Army, UMass, and Northern Illinois were all reportedly interested in Jones. Several Big East schools showed medium interest but none of them extended offers.
You never like to trade three star guys for two star guys as BC seems to be doing this week, but I think that Jones is a solid pickup. In my mind, BC is never going to have the most talented football team in the ACC, and so we need to make up for that by signing guys who really fit what BC is all about. The fact that Jones was recruited by Air Force and Army indicates that he has exceptionally strong character and would be a good addition to this locker room. Again, I'm really concerned about the talent level of this incoming class, but as far as two-star pickups are concerned, I think Jones is better than most.