#88 Adarious Jones of Bishop Sullivan (Photo: Mike Caudill/recruit757)
Texas A&M lands their first 757 commit in Adarious Jones
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
After starting his high school career at Essex High School on the Middle Peninsula, Adarious Jones transferred to Bishop Sullivan.
It’s not that the big man needed growth. He was already about 6-2 and 260 pounds when he arrived. He has developed well since then, under the coaching of Bishop Sullivan Head Coach Chris Scott.
Now 6-3 and 280, Adarious Jones has the size and agility that college coaches want.
That led to plenty of scholarship offers, including Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Rutgers, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Temple, Maryland, UCF, East Carolina, Boston College and Duke.
Texas A&M assistant coach Jay Graham visited Virginia Beach in May to see Adarious Jones and his Bishop Sullivan teammates work out at their annual college day event. That led to an offer, and a visit, and now a college commitment for Jones.
“I would like to thank God for blessings and so many opportunities to play and continue my academic career. Second, I would like to thank all of my coaches at Bishop Sullivan for helping me during this process,” said Jones in a statement published on Twitter. “I’ll be continuing my academic and football career at Texas A&M University!”
— “THE” ADARIOUS JONES‼️ (@Ajones3855) June 30, 2018
It’s the first commitment from the 757 to Texas A&M in recent memory.
New Aggie Head Coach Jimbo Fisher mined the 757 for talent in his previous gig at Florida State, and the Seminoles have prospered with that talent, including Josh Sweat, Derrick Nnadi, Lavonta Taylor and Khalan Laborn.
Fisher looks to take his 757 recruiting pipeline with him to College Station.
Jones may look to recruit fellow athletes from the region who hold Aggie offers, including teammate Nekhi Meridith, Princess Anne wide receiver Tony Grimes, Granby lineman Katron Evans, Maury wide receiver KeAndre Lambert, and Indian River lineman Ben Smiley.
– Andy Hilton