Washington redshirt junior wide receiver Ty Jones announced Wednesday afternoon that he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Memories worth a lifetime... Thank you Seattle! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/d6OAHkcbOp— Ty Jones (@TyJones_88) January 13, 2021
Why is this relevant for BYU? Jones is a 2017 graduate of Provo High School and was ranked a 4-star, top 100 prospect by 247 Sports coming out of high school. BYU and Utah both recruited Jones out of high school, and Jones was a Utah commit before de-committing and signing with UW. BYU’s current offensive coordinator, Aaron Roderick, was the OC at Utah when the Utes were recruiting him, so he is very familiar with Jones.
BYU will undoubtedly make a huge push for Jones. Shortly after announcing his transfer, QB Jacob Conover and assistants Fesi Sitake, Jernaro Gilford and Harvey Unga all followed him on Twitter.
Wide Receiver isn’t a top need for BYU, but the departure of Dax Milne to the NFL leaves shoes to fill and Ty Jones would be a big boost. His best season came as a sophomore in 2018 when he had 31 receptions, 491 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. He missed the 2019 due to a wrist injury and in 4 games this season he had 6 receptions, 140 receiving yards and 1 touchdown.
Jones is big-bodied, 6-foot-4 receiver that is a downfield threat. If he were to come to BYU he would form a capable downfield tandem with Gunner Romney. With the “free” year this season not counting against eligibility, Jones will have 2 years to play at whatever school he chooses and be immediately eligible to play in 2021.
Utah is also expected to be in the mix to land Jones. The Utes have already landed 4 transfers this recruiting cycle, so space may be tight for them with the 85 scholarship limit and the 25 new scholarship limit that teams can bring in for one recruiting class (transfers included).
Jones will get calls from many schools, but expect BYU to be right at the top of Jones’ list and be a strong candidate to land the talented receiver.
Check out some plays from Jones below.
“Blaze Out” from Washington WR Ty Jones— Coach Dan Casey (@CoachDanCasey) December 9, 2018
▪️Post Break at 12yd
▪️Three Steps to the Post
▪️Roll Flat to the Sideline at 18-22yd pic.twitter.com/thhWNUSMn1
Ty Jones deserves an award for this block right here. We need to be celebrating this just as much as a catch because this is the Husky Football the fans support. We should do everything to incentivize WR blocking & effort without the ball Ty showed on this play. pic.twitter.com/GkoaaoARFK— BowDownToWashington.com (@BowDown_BDTW) November 18, 2020