Four-star class of 2019 offensive lineman Trente Jones has made a college decision. With just over a year until National Signing Day, he has pledged to Michigan.
Jones is a star at Loganville, Georgia powerhouse Grayson High School. 247Sports' composite rankings have him at No. 36 among all recruits from Georgia.
The site has him ranked No. 332 overall in the class. He's the 36th-ranked player among offensive tackles.
Today, Trente Jones announced his commitment to the Wolverines. His tweet came through a few minutes ago:
Here is Jones's full note included in the tweet:
"I would first like to thank my mom, my family, and also one of my biggest supporters on and off the field Coach Kenyatta for supporting me in this long journey. I would also like to thank the Michigan staff for seeing my talents, and offering me a full ride scholarship to their prestigious caliber University. That being said I am Committed to The University of Michigan, and if you're going to go... go blue"
Michigan was expected to be one of the teams that could land Jones. There weren't too many predictions logged in 247's crystal ball, but half had the Wolverines as the landing spot for the talented big man.
The other half of the votes went to the Florida Gators, which offered last May. Arkansas, Auburn, Louisville, Tennessee, and Texas A&M are among his other offers.
The commitment comes on the heels of an unofficial visit to Michigan. Jones spent the weekend checking out his potential future home of Ann Arbor.
He spoke to Chad Simmons about the decision, and specifically head coach Jim Harbaugh. From Rivals:
“I knew Michigan was the right fit when I first met coach Harbaugh. He was very honest and is the very definition of a man.
“He is very cool and inspiring. I also look up to him. He has coached and played at some of the top levels of football he really knows the game.
“He showed me that he feels comfortable with anyone regardless of who they are. He’s just a great guy.”
Jones is the fifth member of Michigan's 2019 class so far. The group is ranked sixth in the country, with four blue-chip players.