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Jones Selects Wisconsin
Wisconsin added a second member of the Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic class of 2014 when receiver Chris Jones announced his decision today. Jones, who is 6-foot-2, 188 pounds, joins Stags running back Taiwan Deal to pledge to the Badgers. The announcement was posted on DeMatha's football website, and then he spoke with Scout.com about his decision. "It was having that relationship with (receivers) coach (Chris) Beatty and coach (Gary) Andersen," Jones said. "They kept in touch with me and how I'm doing all the time. I'm going to visit up there Oct. 25, but something told me to pull it early and get it out of the way. I felt good and I felt confident in them, so I pulled the trigger." Wisconsin was Jones' leader the moment he received the offer, and Deal helped seal it. "When he went out there in the spring he said he liked it a lot, and I was going to like it," Jones said. "I'm excited to be going out there, and he kind of helped it a little bit, but it will be nice playing with a teammate I played with for four years, and going to play with him four more years." Jones was also considering Maryland, Boston College, Wake Forest and a few others, but ultimately decided the Badgers were the ideal fit, especially since he spoke to Andersen about how he would be used offensively. "The offensive fit is key," Jones said. "Actually, when I talked to coach Andersen, he said they're thinking about switching up the offense, kind of running more pass plays. They said they're still looking for that big receiver who can stretch the field. They're going to make a few changes to their offense come next year." Jones is yet to speak with the Wisconsin staff, but DeMatha coach Elijah Brooks did so and told them about the commitment. "He said they were excited," Jones said. "I'm going to call them tonight for sure. Coach Brooks wanted to talk to them first, let them know about my commitment." Brooks, in the announcement video, said Jones will fit in well. "It's a big-time program with a winning tradition," Brooks said. "He'll bring something to their program, a winning attitude and the ability to stretch the field as a receiver. With a new coach, I think it will be a good fit for him."
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