Penn State misses out on highly touted recruit

Highly touted defensive tackle Jarron Jones, who gave Penn State a “soft” verbal commitment in April before retracting it in July, committed to Notre Dame on Monday night.

"I'm taking my talents to #southbend," Jones tweeted.

Scout.com ranks Jones, listed at 6-foot-5 and 290 pounds, as a five-star recruit and the second-best defensive tackle in the country. Rivals.com gives Jones four stars and ranks him the seventh best at his position. He is a senior at Aquinas Institute in Rochester, N.Y. 

"It's perfect for me," Jones told IrishIllustrated.com, a Rivals.com affiliate. "Notre Dame is just like my high school, it's not even a big transition. The small class sizes, just typical high school to college. It's not going to be an adjustment in atmosphere and it's going to be something that I'm already used to."

--Jake Kaplan

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