Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Team 134 Adds WR Da'Mario Jones

With the pending drama and what most people seem as a certain decommitment from Cornerback Gareon Conley and the uncertainty out of Laquon Treadwell, the Michigan coaches went out and offered Senior WR Da'Mario Jones out of Westland, MI and he committed on the spot.  Most of the experts seemed to think that he was the definite back up plan for Treadwell.   Jones is 6'2" 190 pounds and is a 3* on ESPN.  He has shown a lot of interest in Michigan and while he was committed to Central Michigan University, he still seemed to have interest in Michigan. 

His family loves Michigan and it's clear that he does also.  I think it's a big pick up for the Wolverines and I don't believe scholarship spots will be an issue because most people think Conley will decommit.  I'm hearing from Sam Webb that the coaches are still recruiting Treadwell and that they will still recruit Conley if he does decide to go take visits   I think the difference between him and David Dawson are that he is going about it the right way and not behind the coaches backs. 

Jones is a great addition to the 2013 class because he is 6'2" so he's not the tallest but he has good size.  I've watched his film and he isn't the fastest guy you've ever seen but he does have good quickness and is an excellent route runner.  He does it all playing WR, RB, DB, KR.  He shows ability to break tackles and make people miss in the open field.  A big thing that stood out to me is that he is willing and able to go up in traffic and catch the football which is something nice to have. 

It's clear the coaches want tall receivers and while he isn't the biggest, he makes up for it with great jumping ability and excellent route running along with solid hands.  He's got great ball skills and I think he will have an opportunity to come in and compete as a freshmen. 

With the uncertainty at quarterback going into 2013 whether it's Devin Gardner who the coaches seem to favor at WR, Russell Bellomy, or fellow 2013 commit Shane Morris, they will need some guys that can catch the football.  Roy Roundtree will leave and I'm not sure about Jeremy Gallon so there will definitely be some openings and the bigger bodies the better.  I still think Treadwell is the golden ticket for the coaches as far as WR and while Jones isn't the complete threat that Treads is, he will go a long way in helping to bolster the outside of the offense which we all know after the last couple weeks can certainly use the help on the outside.  Check out the highlight film and you will see what I mean.

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