November 16, 2010

Jones is sticking with Colorado State

While it might not be the marquee season Tulsa (Okla.) Union tight end Blake Jones had been hoping for, the 6-foot-5, 230 pound 2-star prospect is happy with where things are.

The Union Redskins are preparing for this week to host a second round playoff battle against Edmond North, en route of what Jones and his teammates hope to be their third consecutive Oklahoma Class 6A state championship.

"I've been doing pretty well, personally, and am really happy with the way the season is going," Jones said. "We don't know too much about (Edmond North) yet, but early in the season they had a couple of injuries but are now healthy - they're a pretty good football team."

Though being listed as a tight end, Jones has played a lot of tackle for Union this season, drawing him interest from Duke and Missouri, but his lone offer is still from Colorado State - where he committed back on Aug. 15.

Jones, who camped a CSU over the summer, took his official visit to Fort Collins, Colo., on Oct. 16, when the Rams played host to the UNLV Rebels. In that game, CSU senior tight end Eric Peitz caught two passes for 43 yards - both of which went for touchdowns.

Using the tight end in the Rams' offense is something Jones took note of.

"Oh yea, I definitely loved seeing (CSU) get the tight end involved," said Jones, who runs a 4.9 40 yard dash. "Just that I know I'll have a chance to make some plays while I'm up there, I like that. That's what I want to do, I want to be able to make plays."

Despite the Rams being near the end of a season where they've made too many big highlights, Jones is still firm on his commitment to CSU and head coach Steve Fairchild.

"I really believe in what they're doing at CSU," he said. "They've got Pete Thomas at quarterback and with him being a true freshman, they're going to have some tough games. But as he develops, CSU is just gonna get better and better.

"I really think Pete Thomas is going to be a good quarterback this next year and all the years that follow that."

Jones, who reportedly holds a 3.83 GPA and an impressive 30 on the ACT, plans to study mechanical engineering when at CSU.

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