Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Report: Jarvis Jones chooses Georgia
By Pedro Moura
Just one day after linebacker Jordan Campbell announced he has chosen to transfer from USC, fellow ex-Trojan linebacker Jarvis Jones made a decision of his own — his next destination.
Jones, who was not medically cleared by USC because of a neck injury suffered against Oregon during the 2009 season, will transfer to Georgia, according to report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Georgia's campus in Athens is only three hours away from Jones' hometown of Columbus, Ga. and the school was one of his finalists before he chose USC in 2009.
Jones did not respond to messages seeking comment.
Jones, who reportedly plans to utilize his redshirt year in 2011, told the Journal-Constitution he was cleared by Georgia doctors, who put him through a series of tests before he was permitted to commit to the school.
“I did good on all my tests and went through everything and they said I looked all right,” Jones said in the report. “I’m just going to take some extra time to make sure I’m completely healthy.”
He has not yet submitted the paperwork that would make the transfer official and has not signed a financial aid agreement with Georgia, but, according to the report, Jones says he is "definitely a Georgia Bulldog now."