Sunday, December 28, 2014

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.

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."

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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