Jones hauls in two more offers

Jones hauls in two more offers

While he's working into the rotation in the secondary for his team, Garden City CB Riyahd Jones (6-0, 186) continues to attract D-1 offers and recently he received two from BCS schools...

"I got offers from Kentucky and Texas Tech (recently)," Jones said via text.

Those two offers join full rides from the likes of Houston, Kansas State, Louisiana and Toledo and schools like West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma State and North Carolina State are also in hot pursuit.

So far this season, Jones has played in four games for the Broncbusters and totaling nine tackles and three passes defensed.

After a solid prep career at Culver High School in Columbus, Georgia, Jones signed with Georgia Southern and spent the 2011 season there, starting seven games and totaling 12 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

Even with that early playing time and success, Jones felt his heart tugging him in the direction of giving FBS programs another chance to see what he could do, so he headed to Garden City in January and hasn't looked back.

"It was the right decision for me," Jones told JCFootball.com. "I like Georgia Southern, it was nothing against that place or the coaches there, but I always felt I could play at a higher level, so after the season I came here to see what I could do."

With his size and speed, Jones is a perfect fit in almost any defensive scheme, but he said he prefers man-to-man to zone.

"I can play both, but I prefer bump-and-run," Jones admitted. "I just like being physical and competing with the guy across from me every down."

Jones was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he's a good student, but since he falls under the "4-2-4" rule, he'll need to get his two-year degree before he can leave.

He plans to be done in December and will have three years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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