Tyler Jones lost his mother, Sara, to cancer in January. On Tuesday, he honored a promise he kept to her to pursue a college education through his commitment to play football at Missouri.

Jones announced his decision through a video he posted to his Twitter account that contained photos and mementos of his mother. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel in May, he mentioned his promise to his mother before she died that he would work to get to a high academic level in order to take care of his remaining family, which includes his father and twin sister.

A 3-star commitment, the 6-foot-0, 180-pound Jones is ranked as a top 100 safety in the class of 2020 by 247Sports’ composite rankings. He is Barry Odom’s 16th verbal pledge of the 2020 recruiting cycle. Duke, N.C. State and Purdue were among his favorites, while he also received offers from Cincinnati, Liberty, Louisville, Minnesota and Vanderbilt.