1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

'11 TX ILB Kellen Jones (Signed to Michigan)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Buffnik, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Rivals
    Scout
    ESPN

    [​IMG]
    St. Piux X H.S. (Houston, TX)

    Ht: 6-foot-1
    Wt: 205 lbs
    40: 4.6 secs

    Rivals rating: 3*-5.7; #28 ILB
    Scout rating: 4*; #14 MLB
    ESPN rating: 3*-79 grade; #34 OLB

    Reported Offers: Colorado, Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Illinois, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Boise State, Houston, Wyoming
     
  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Junior Year Stats:

    76 tackles (46 solo)
    23 tackles for loss
    6 qb sacks
    3 blocked fg; 2 blocked punts; 1 blocked xp

    1st Team All-District
    1st Team All-State

    Scout analysis

    Amazing on the blitz, he is as instinctual as you can find. He has a feel for getting through blocking and getting in to attack the quarterback, also good at blocking kicks. His size is okay but it is not above average. Good speed he uses it to his advantage on blitzes and coverage. Does a great job of working through blocks.

    Strengths: Speed; Athleticism
    Areas for Improvement: Pass Coverage Skills; Size
     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Jones is attending the CU Junior Day on March 6th.

    Rivals Article:

    Houston St. Pius X linebacker Kellen Jones is being recognized as one of the most explosive linebackers in the region not by recruiting pundits, but by college recruiters.

    The 6-foot-1 linebacker displayed a tremendous combination of size, speed, physicality and football IQ his junior season, earning him TAPPS all-district and all-state honors.

    "He is getting a lot of interest right now from all of those schools," father Sean Jones said. "He's focused on football 100-percent and working hard on his strength and flexibility. He's pretty open and a school's proximity is not really an issue to him."

    **************

    Trips to Arkansas, Illinois, Oklahoma State, Northwestern, Texas Tech and Miami are also planned.

    Jones had previously tripped to Georgia Tech over Chrismas, according to Scout.

    Landing Jones would be a major coup for CU. Hopefully he and Poston are tight.
     
  4. LongHaulBuff

    LongHaulBuff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    1,996
    Likes Received:
    236
    Is that former NFL DE Sean Jones?
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Rivals reports that we offered Jones when he visited for Junior Day:

    After taking an unofficial visit to Colorado last week, the Buffalo coaching staff threw their hat into the Jones sweepstakes, joining Arkansas and Kansas State.

    "It was a great trip and the coaches had genuine concern from me as a person and a student athlete," he said.

    ***************

    Having Poston on the roster should help the Buffs here, but it looks like an uphill battle.
     
  6. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Jones recently trimmed the list of the schools he is considering. CU made the cut.

    Rivals article
     
  7. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Jones verbaled to Michigan this week.

    Maybe we still get a visit. Maybe Rich Rod loses his job and Jones opens things back up. Long time until NSD, but this looks solid for the Maize & Blue.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Might be looking around now that the Michigan situation has changed. Kanavis is on this, according to AZ.
     
  9. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2008
    Messages:
    3,210
    Likes Received:
    524
    Good academics...check
    Football tradition...check
    Nice city...check
    Not in Texas...check

    Go get him Kanavis!
     
  10. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2005
    Messages:
    58,434
    Likes Received:
    4,660
    Says he's verballed to Michigan. Do we still have a chance?
     
  11. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,632
    Likes Received:
    4,613
    Really hope we can get him in for an official visit. Give him a couple years in a college weight program and I think he can be a very good ILB.

    His school also churns out a fair amount of Division 1 football prospects.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    [video=youtube;_jYWKMkRLGs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jYWKMkRLGs[/video]
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Multiple sources reporting that Jones is visiting this weekend.

    :gobuffs:
     
  14. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,013
    Likes Received:
    2,127
  15. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,632
    Likes Received:
    4,613
    Yes please.
     
  16. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,150
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    He's from a Michigan football family. Sounds like he's looking for backup plans in case whoever is hired in Michigan decides to not honor his offer there. Michigan lock unless that happens imo.
     
  17. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    AZ says that Arkansas is out of the mix. If Jones makes another trip after CU, it looks like it will be Miami. Otherwise, it's between Michigan and the Buffs.
     
  18. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2008
    Messages:
    56,886
    Likes Received:
    4,912
    Hope he enjoyed that game. He could contribute immediately.
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,632
    Likes Received:
    4,613
    Really like him as a prospect, but I think a redshirt year would do him wonders.

    I think buffaholic is right on this one. I would be surprised if he is not a Wolverine in the end, but obviously hope I am wrong.
     
  20. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,150
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    After seeing him at the game I now give it 50-50. Embree and staff actually DO know how to do this thing (recruit).
     
  21. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,632
    Likes Received:
    4,613
    Nice. Really think he is an underrated prospect nationally.
     
  22. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2008
    Messages:
    17,261
    Likes Received:
    1,804
    Go on...
     
  23. buffaholic

    buffaholic Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Messages:
    10,150
    Likes Received:
    1,609
    I don't have any inside info here and I won't go into details. But everything is different. Even Cabral seems different. The staff doesn't intend to lose and everything about their demeanor states it. Instead of Hawk's crew (Kiesau, etc) joking and laughing and asking recruits to be their friend, inviting them to Boulder where everything will be beautiful, you quickly realize that Embree isn't trying to make friends. He wants some mean nasty football players who want to win. Period. Take your 5 stars and gtfo.....

    I came away from this weekend believing every kid who visits is 50% minimum. FWIW.
     
    sweaty teets likes this.
  24. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Messages:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,424
    rep
     
  25. Buffellow85

    Buffellow85 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,628
    Likes Received:
    164
    Embree was hired to turn this program around and bring CU back to national prominence.

    No way in Hell JE is going to do things the same way ol' DII did
     
  26. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2008
    Messages:
    26,013
    Likes Received:
    2,127
  27. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    80,549
    Likes Received:
    16,185
    Only way Jones commits to the Buffs is if the new Michigan coaches find a way to piss him off.
     
  28. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Messages:
    10,659
    Likes Received:
    1,422
    Too bad....Uphill battle for JE with the late start, but victories next year and establishing (or re-establishing from the 90s) the Buff network in Texass and California will turn this bitch around.
     
  29. bigbang

    bigbang Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    742
    Likes Received:
    6
    Still want Jones, hopefully he changes his commited to CU.
     
  30. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    39,632
    Likes Received:
    4,613
    He ended up leaving Michigan last month and is now enrolling at Oklahoma.
     

Share This Page