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Former 5-Star Recruit Ruled Academically Ineligible For 2018 Season

A general view of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 11: General view of action as the Oregon Ducks take on the USC Trojans on November 11, 2006 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The Trojans defeated the Ducks 35-10. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

A former 5-star recruit will be forced to sit out for the duration of the 2018 college football season after being declared academically ineligible, according to a report from Adam Maya of Rivals.

USC corner Jack Jones, who skipped the Trojans spring camp to work on his academics, will miss his junior season.

Jones is a former elite recruit. According to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, Jones was the No. 19 player in the country and No. 2 corner recruit from the 2016 class.

During his sophomore season, Jones started for the Trojans and drew national acclaim as a third-team All-American via the Associated Press.

Jones had already been suspended for the season opener against UNLV, but will miss the entire season as a result of today's news.

He had a team-high 4 interceptions during the 2017 season.