Recruiting on the Plains: 2021 DB Imari Jones Commits to Texas Tech

An addition to the 2021 class.


Height: 6’3″
Weight: 175
Position: Defensive Back
Offers: Texas Tech
High School: Coronado (Lubbock, TX)
Video: Hudl
Commitment Date: January 26, 2021
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Texas Tech added to the 2021 class with the commitment of Coronado defensive back Imari Jones.

Rivals’ Ben Golan has a lengthy article on Jones and his commitment:

Reaction to Tech offer: “It was pretty big. I’ve been talking to Texas Tech for a while. They’ve been one of my dream schools for a while. During my junior year, before they offered or before I committed I made my decision that I was gonna go to Texas Tech if I just worked hard. I’m thankful for all the small offers I had but I was waiting for this one and I’m excited to come play at Texas Tech.”

First of all, congrats to Jones on the commitment. I want to get that out of the way. This is certainly a curious offer and situation and maybe just walking through it with you all. Jones has no other offers except for, “Hardin-Simmons, Eastern New Mexico, McMurry, Cisco College and Southwestern Assemblies of God University.” These are all lower-level programs, right? I think that’s a safe thing to say. Golan reports that SMU and TCU were showing heavy interest, but those aren’t offers.

The video is fine, but it doesn’t pop for me, so I think this would be a project at best and recruiting a local kid with the thought that additional local kids see the gratitude shown to these local kids who don’t have any additional offers. I have no idea about Jones’ speed, he does get beat in one highlight to only break-up the pass in the end zone.

I’m probably/maybe missing a bigger story here, but my hope is that there are scholarships reserved for a quarterback and three offensive linemen who want to come in and start right away.


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