If you blink, you might miss a commitment because Texas Tech gained commitment #18 from Moore, Oklahoma’s Noah Jones, a big-bodied defensive end. Huge get for the Red Raiders.
|NOAH JONES||DEFENSIVE END|
|HT/WT: 6-5/255||FORTY: N/A|
|HIGH SCHOOL: Southmoore (Moore, OK)|
|OFFERS: Army, Kansas, Kansas State, Navy, New Mexico State, Ohio, Texas Tech, Toledo|
|RECRUITING SERVICE:||RANKING:||POSITION RANK:||STATE RANK:|
|CUMULATIVE RANKING: 0.8478|
|PROFILE DATE: June 16, 2015|
The Player Speaks: Nothing on his commitment, but I’ll update as news is available.
Scouting Report: Love it. I’ve had my eye on Jones for a while and I absolutely love this commitment. Jones is an already mature big-bodied player that looks ready to go. He’ll still most likely need a redshirt year, but the difference for me between Jones and Houston Miller is that Miller is a bit of a tweener “right now”. Yeah, right now is important notice. It’s a long ways to go, so I think these things will work themselves out in terms of positioning and I also love the Miller pick-up as well. So, let’s get to Jones.
Explosive Moves: Not necessarily explosive, but yeah, I do think he is very explosive for his size. Maybe I should say that he lacks a bit of zip off the snap, but Jones is very quick.
Shoulder Past Tackle: Jones really isn’t asked to do this. He’s hitting the tackle head-on most of the time, so I don’t think this is something that I can accurately judge. He’s not working past the tackle most of the time.
Upper Body Strength: Yes, he does. Looks real strong making tackles and getting defenders off his body. Could use his hands a bit more.
Quickness: Again, I think he lacks an initial quick burst, but that’s not his forte and what he does well. Most guys aren’t going to grade out 100 on all of these things, but he’s fast and athletic. Very athletic as far as I can tell.
Girth: A very nice frame and that 255 pounds isn’t even close to being overweight. Carries that well.
Balance: Very good balance, would almost have to bet that he’s a pretty good basketball player as well and moves really well for his size.
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