Longtime Alabama commit Tyren Jones made his pledge to the Crimson Tide official Wednesday, as he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Nick Saban's team.
Jones is a consensus four-star running back out of Marietta, Ga., Walton High School. Aside from Alabama and Georgia, he had 10 other offers from schools, including four from the SEC: Auburn, Florida, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. He also received interest from other big names such as Clemson, North Carolina and Oklahoma State. Jones made his commitment to the Tide nearly a year ago on Feb. 21, 2012.
Jones stands 5'8 and he weighs in at 202 pounds. He is tabbed as the No. 6 player in the state of Georgia and the No. 8 running back in the Class of 2013, according to 247Sports's composite rankings, and he was a 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection.
Jones has the quickness and power to give Alabama solid production out of the backfield. He suffered a knee injury late in the 2012 season, but that shouldn't be a concern going forward. The Crimson Tide have had several great running backs in recent seasons, and Jones is a candidate to live up to that legacy.
Ratings: Consensus four-star
Vitals: 5'8, 202 pounds
Other offers: Georgia, Auburn, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia
Recruitment timeline: Jones committed to Alabama on Feb. 21, 2012. He made two unofficial visits to Tuscaloosa during the 2012 season and visited officially on Jan. 11, 2013.
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