Jahair Jones is officially on board!
Last week we reported of his verbal commitment, but today UM announced that he had inked a NLI and planned to enroll in January.
This means Jones will be available for Spring Practice.
Full release from UM:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami football team announced today that offensive lineman Jahair Jones has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Hurricanes’ 2015 signing class.
Jones, who is listed at 6 foot, 5 inches and 315 pounds, hails from Edgewater, Md. He will begin the 2015 campaign as a true sophomore and plans to enroll in January.
Jones, who is listed as a three-star recruit according to ESPN.com and 247Sports.com, choose Miami over Ohio State and Virginia Tech.
This past season, he starred at offensive tackle for Brooklyn (N.Y.) ASA College, leading the Avengers to a 6-2 record and a 4-1 mark in conference play. As a freshman, Jones helped pave the way up front, which allowed ASA College to average 338.1 yards per game.
Jones played for head coach Dennis Orlando at ASA College.
Jones will join fellow junior college transfer Jerome Washington, who inked an NLI to play for the Canes on Dec. 17.
Our take: This past season proved you can never have enough quality depth up front. Key injuries to players like Ereck Flowers, Taylor Gadbois, and Kc McDermott hampered UM's offense at times. Next year's rotation has no shortage of talented options, with players like Nick Linder and Danny Isidora returning. But adding another talented "hog" the group can never hurt. It appears as Jones is a raw prospect, but he definitely has also appears to be above average in strength and athleticism. Additionally he some experience as both a G and T. Versatility is an underestimated aspect to OL prospects (see Jon Feliciano). While this is not the headliner Miami fans may do back flips over, it is a very good signing.