Akil Jones, an inside linebacker recruit out of California, has officially joined the Buffs. Jones, from the same school as Ryan Severson and Jay MacIntyre, is a relentless pursuer of the football and a natural pass-rusher. While a bit undersized, at middle linebacker (sam, to be exact), he's more than big enough to make plays, especially with his speed and leverage. Jones has more than enough athleticism to succeed in the PAC-12, and may redshirt this year, though with the Buffs' depth chart at ILB, he could find his way on the field soon.
Welcome to the herd Akil Jones | Linebacker, San Jose, CA| Make sure to watch his #SigningDay Highlights #GoBuffsNSDhttps://t.co/o74SL7Jv1o— Colorado Buffaloes (@cubuffs) February 3, 2016
Welcome to the herd, Akil Jones | Linebacker, San Jose, CA | #GoBuffsNSD #SigningDay pic.twitter.com/tfQ0Si8xNb— Colorado Football (@RunRalphieRun) February 3, 2016
Welcome to the Buffs, Akil!
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Other Schools of Interest: Oregon State, San Diego State (O), UNLV (0), Utah, Utah State (O), Wyoming (O)
Status: Verbal with Colorado