St. John's of Shrewsbury incoming senior two-way star Davon Jones verbally committed to Boston College today, he announced earlier this afternoon on his Twitter account.
RR would be so proud man.. Just committed to Boston College #GoEagles
— Davon Jones (@Statssay_24) June 25, 2014
The 6-foot, 185-pound Jones, a Worcester resident, was offered by the Eagles today while on campus. At the time of his commitment he held one other offer from the Division 1 ranks, from FCS upstart Coastal Carolina, which offered back in April. Jones also had interest from UMass, which has taken two of his former teammates -- running back Shad Abrokwah and wide receiver T.J. Kelley -- as walk-ons over the last two years.
Jones is the sixth in-state prospect to pledge to the Eagles for the 2015 recruiting class, joining Shepherd Hill offensive guard Chris Lindstrom, Brockton lineman Aaron Monteiro, Everett cornerback Lukas Denis, St. John's Prep tight end Jake Burt and Lawrence Academy tight end Chris Garrison.
"The school itself had a great atmosphere," Jones told ESPNBoston.com. "I know a lot of close friends that attend BC, it's a great school to earn a degree from. I have a lot of family in the Boston area, and my mother and older brother Jonathan played a huge role in my decision."
Jones is also close with former Doherty High star Isaac Yiadom, who enrolled at BC in January after leading the Highlanders to the MIAA Division 4 State Championship. He has also grown close with BC defensive coordinator Don Brown, a Spencer native and David Prouty High graduate.
"Isaac and I are close friends," Jones said. "We both have worked out together, just pushing each other to get better."
When he arrives at The Heights, he will likely fit in at either a safety or cornerback position. At St. John's, he is regarded as one of the state's most feared hitters, racking up over 100 tackles last year for the second straight season to earn ESPN Boston All-State honors. This fall will be Jones' fourth year starting for the St. John's varsity. He has reportedly measured a 38-inch vertical leap.
In 2013 Jones was a menace, registering 125 tackles, eight interceptions, eight tackles for loss, and five forced fumbles from the free safety position as the Pioneers reached the inaugural MIAA Division 2 State Championship. Jones was also the Pioneers’ second-leading receiver, catching 50 passes for 680 yards and seven touchdowns.
Courtesy of Hudl, here are Jones' highlights from last season: