Thursday, July 22, 2010
Aggies RB signee bails
By ESPN.com staff
Texas A&M doesn't need much help at running back this season, but it got a little thinner in the future as of Thursday afternoon.
In a short release, Texas A&M announced running back signee D.J. Jones will not enroll at Texas A&M for the fall.
“I sat down with D.J. and we both came to the conclusion it was in his best interest to go back home and re-evaluate what it is he wants to do with his life,” said Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman in a statement. “I wish him nothing but the best and will help him anyway I can.”
Jones signed with the Aggies as the nation's No. 24 running back, and its fifth highest-rated recruit in the 2010 class, according to ESPNU. The 5-foot-11, 183-pounder planned to come to Texas A&M from Denison, Texas.
Who knows Jones' reasons why, but Sherman's comments suggest college football may not be in Jones' future. I'll be interested to see where he lands.
Jones committed to the Aggies in December 2009, a few months before signing his letter of intent. He chose Texas A&M over a handful of Big 12 schools like Baylor, Texas Tech, Kansas and Kansas State. Last season, in Texas' 4A division, he rushed for 2,257 yards and 34 touchdowns.