Kentucky football signee charged in connection with the death of a Georgia man
Quentel Jones, a Kentucky football signee, has been charged with battery in connection to the death of 37-year-old Brandon Goodwin last month.
The news was reported by 41-WMGT and Jones is being held in the Peach County Law Enforcement Center, according to a post Thursday on the Fort Valley Police Department’s Facebook page.
Jones was a 3-star recruit as part of Kentucky’s signing class this past recruiting cycle, and he was a star defensive lineman out of Peach County, Georgia. His arrest follows the arrest Tuesday of 26-year-old Tyler Jones. Tyler Jones is charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of crime.
Goodwin was found shot to death on May 14.
When Jones committed to Kentucky in December, the 247Sports composite rankings rated him as the No. 83 defensive lineman in the class of 2022 and the No. 57 overall recruit from the state of Georgia.
According to the WXGA report, Tyler Jones and Quentel Jones are brothers.
A spokesperson for UK Athletics told the Herald-Leader “we are aware and are monitoring the situation. We have no additional comment at this time.”
Jones, who is 6-foot-3 and 320 pounds, was a late commit to the 2022 recruiting class, as he chose the Cats just before the start of the December signing period over offers from several other SEC schools, including Tennessee and Mississippi State.