As has been expected for over a week, Long Beach City College OLB D’Anthony Jones has now committed to the Cougars.
Jones went to Hawaii for a visit on the final weekend in January and, after returning to the mainland, let the UH staff know he was coming. UH did an in-home with Jones last Thursday. He has been a top priority for Wednesday’s signing day.
D’Anthony has a unique skill set – an edge rusher with the versatility to be moved around to different positions. There is a belief that Jones will make an impact as a blitzer and has the ability to do it from either inside and outside, hand down or standing up.
The 6’2″, 255 lbs. linebacker was the California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA) All-State Defensive Player of the Year. He was also a member of the CCCFCA All-America First-Team and the Region III All-California team. In his sophomore season, he accounted for 62 tackles, 10.5 sacks, and 5 INT.
In the Moorpark game in early November, Jones had a season-high 3 sacks, 9 tackles, 5 TFL, a forced fumble, and a fumble return for a TD.
Jones went to Leuzinger HS in Lawndale, California, just 15 or so miles from the LBCC campus. He had considered Boise State, Hawaii, USF, and others.
Signing day is Wednesday.
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