As noted earlier today, Colorado received a verbal commitment from North Carolina prep RB Trea Jones. Jones is listed at 5'11" 187 pounds. He visited Colorado this past weekend and received his first offer. Upon being offered, Jones accepted and is now Colorado's 18th known verbal commitment.
Jones had a strong senior season at Wake Forest-Rolesville High being named All-OT Player of the Year. After leading the Wake Forest-Rolesville football team to an undefeated regular season, and its second straight 4-AA Eastern Regional appearance, Trea Jones was also named the league's Player of the Year, according to North Raleigh Sports. Jones rushed for 1,651 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior. He also gets it done in the classroom, maintaining a 3.0 GPA and an honor student.
According to VYPE Magazine, Jones was named one of 25 Generation Next Athletes for 2009. VYPE High School Sports Magazine, the authority on high school sports, believes these 25 athletes currently in their sophomore or junior year of high school show tremendous potential in their respective sports. Other impressive recruits on the list include Blake Bell, Seantrel Henderson, Michael Dyer and Darius White, all of whom will be attending major football programs next year. Jones was named to this list as a junior in 2008:
Trea Jones, Junior, Wake Forest Rolesville HS (North Carolina): Rushing - 147 carries, 1266 yards, Avg 8.61 yards p/carry, 115.1 yards/game, 15TDs. Receiving - 6 recs, 105 yards, 17.5 yards p/rec, Avg 9.5 yards/game, 1 TD
According to NationalUnderclassmen.com, Jones had an impressive performance at an underclassmen North Carolina camp:
Jones, 5’11 191 was the winner of the RB MVP. Jones displayed his great athleticism as he had a 30 inch jump-stand vertical, 9’9 broad jump, ran a 4.51 shuttle, and 4.53 40. Jones is one heck of a talent!
One reason Jones may not have garnered a lot of offers from other schools is that he broke his ankle in the third round of this year's playoffs. Before the injury, Jones' team was 14 - 0. They ended up losing the next game in the semifinals without Jones.
Below are some video's of Trea including one of him talking about his upcoming senior season and many highlight videos:
Three more videos after the jump...