We reported last week that Missouri had been recruiting heavily in-state for it’s 2013 class. It seems David Yost and company have begun to diversify a bit as they have received a commitment from Dutchtown (Ga.) High School athlete Donovahn Jones. The 6-2, 189 pound Jones, who had offers from schools to play quarter back, corner back and safety, settled to commit to Missouri as a wide receiver earlier on Tuesday.
Jones, who runs a 4.69 40 and has a 35.3 vertical, had offers from 20 schools, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, and North Carolina State. Although he played his high school ball in Hampton, Georgia, Jones is originally from nearby Rockport, Illinois, where his mother still lives. Although he may red shirt next year, Jones could possibly see some situational action for the Tigers
Jones is the second receiver to commit to Missouri for 2013, joining J’mon Moore from Lawrence E. Elkins (Tx.) High School. Moore committed to Missouri in mid-April. Athlete Aarion Penton from Christian Brothers (Mo.) College High, who committed in February, can play some receiver as well.
Missouri fell to 1-1 with a 41-20 loss to Georgia this past Saturday. They host Arizona State at Fauriot Field this weekend.