Apparently a 4.34-second 40-yard dash time turns heads. No brainer, right?
It was a no-brainer for Arkansas’ coaching staff after they saw in-state talent Jordan Jones do it in camp this week. Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema and his staff offered at the camp, Jones accepted–and he instantly became the first member of an elite club: Arkansas’ 2016 recruiting class. Jones is rated the No. 6 overall prospect in the state of Arkansas for the 2016 class. He is a 6-foot-3, 180-pound prospect who could end up at wide receiver, defensive back, maybe even as a dual-threat quarterback–he’s that versatile.
“They are No. 1 all the way,” Jones told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “Being a hometown guy, they are No. 1 in my heart and I just went with my heart. I committed. I like Coach B. He sat me down and it was more than just football with him. He told me that I have got to get on top of my grades, and I could tell how much he really wanted me. That is why I committed.”
Jones caught 26 passes for 687 yards (26.4 yards per catch) and 10 touchdowns last fall as a sophomore at Smackover High School in Arkansas.