His Twitter account had hinted a potential commitment to Baylor all weekend, and ESPNU 150 Watch List receiver Quan Jones (Wylie, Texas/Wylie East) made it official Monday night.
Jones, a 6-foot-4, 201-pound receiver, verbally committed to Baylor and became the Bears’ fifth commitment of the 2013 recruiting class. He chose Baylor over offers from Texas Tech, Tennessee, Purdue, Michigan State and several other schools.
“When I went down to the pro day [last week], I knew,” Jones said of his decision. “After that, I felt like it was home. I feel like a lot of stress is off me.”
Recruited by inside receivers coach Kendal Briles and linebackers coach Jim Gush, Jones caught 41 passes for 420 yards and four touchdowns during the 2011 season. He teamed up with another ESPNU 150 Watch List receiver in Marcell Ateman, who caught 67 passes for 1,047 yards and 10 scores.
Jones said Baylor’s educational background and the potential of the football program being a Big 12 power after Robert Griffin III served as major factors in his decision. He said the love received from head coach Art Briles and his coaching staff was the primary selling point.
“The coaching staff showed lot of interest in me. They called my coaches every day,” Jones said. “The times I went down there, they made me feel like I was the only one there. I just had a good feeling in my heart about it.”
In becoming the fifth commitment for the Bears, Jones became the team’s first receiver of the 2013 class.