Recruiting: Former Navy commit Robert Jones joins 2019 class

Cedar Grove (Ga.) running back Robert Jones, a former Navy commit, committed to Army head coach Jeff Monken and offensive coordinator Brent Davis during an in-home visit Wednesday.

Jones, who will play slotback for the Black Knights, decommitted to Navy last month. He announced an offer from Army on Jan. 10. He said the major factors for his switch from Navy to Army were Army Prep’s location in West Point and Army, “just felt like home.” Navy Prep is located in Newport, R.I.

Jones, who is 5-10 and 190 pounds, helped Cedar Grove to a Georgia AAA state title, rushing for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 11.3 yards per carry.

Army’s coaching staff was another factor in Jones’ decision.

“They are a great group of coaches,” Jones said. “They definitely made me and my family feel welcomed. The in-home visit was great. They sat down with my family and just talked about life.”

Jones, whose nickname is “Pop”, said Army’s facilities and post was “top notch” on his visit. “Everything was clean, nice and beautiful.”

Cedar Grove did not operate the option but Jones believes he can adapt to the Black Knights’ offense.

“The way Army runs the ball will be a great fit for me with the pitch,” Jones said.

Jones was recruited by Akron, Western Kentucky and North Dakota State among others.

Army picked up another commitment from Peach State when Mount Paran Christian (Ga.) defensive back Kyle Terry announced he’s joined the Black Knights’ 2019 class. Terry’s first offer was from Army.

Nolensville (Tenn.) running back Colton Dooley announced his commitment to Army on his 18th birthday Tuesday. Dooley rushed for 1,036 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior.

Breaking…Cardinal Newman (Calif.) 6-foot-5 wide receiver posted his commitment to the Black Knights Thursday night. Woods visited Army last weekend. Army offered Woods first two weeks ago.  Woods caught 36 passes for 630 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games his senior season. He also had six interceptions and blocked two punts.

2019 Army football commits
LB Tanner Addams, 6-3, 210, Monacan HS, Richmond, Va.: First offer – Army. Attended 2018 Black & Gold Game.
WR Isaiah Alston, 6-4, 180, Mater Dei HS, New Monmouth, N.J.
*OL Tino Arcuri, 6-2, 265, Boardman HS, Youngstown, Ohio: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Bowling Green.
*K Andrew Bagley, 5-10, 160, James I. O’Neill HS, Highland Falls, N.Y.
*QB Cade Ballard, 5-10, 195, Greeneville (Tenn.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Georgia Southern, Tulane, Middle Tennessee State.
*OL Dayton Baugh, 6-3, 255, Beechwood HS, Fort Mitchell, Ky.
*QB Maurice Bellan, 5-10, 178, Peddie School, Hightstown, N.J.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
*OL Connor Bishop, 6-3, 270, Archbishop Wood HS, Warminster, Pa.
S Tyler Brennan, 6-1, 180, North Hills HS, Pittsburgh, Pa.
LB Jalen Brooks, 6-foot, 220, Cardinal Gibbons HS, Raleigh, N.C.: Other offers – Navy
DL Nikai Butler, 6-2, 240, Byrd HS, Fayetteville, N.C.
*OL Cam Callaway, 6-2, 270, Aledo (Texas) HS: Former Harvard commit
DE Reed Chandler, 6-4, 240, Conley HS, Greenville, N.C.: Other offers – Coastal Carolina (COMMITTED, July 27)
DL Grady Chapman, 6-3, 255, Carlisle (Pa.) HS
*S Jimmy Ciarlo, 6-3, 190, St. Joseph Regional HS, Montvale, N.J.: Other offers – Syracuse, Old Dominion.
*RB Clayton Cribb, 5-10, 210, North Lincoln HS, Denver, N.C.
*QB Alijah Curtis, 5-9, 180, McKinley HS, Canton, Ohio
*TE Simon Dellinger, 6-6, 225, Snider HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Ohio.
RB Colton Dooley, 5-11, 190, Nolensville (Tenn.) HS: Rushed for 1,036 yards and 19 touchdowns as a season. (COMMITTED, Jan. 22)
*TE Trace Dorminy, 6-4, 220, Camden County HS, Kingsland, Ga.
*DL Isaiah Filisi, 6-3, 245, St. Louis HS, Honolulu, Hawaii
RB Bruno Forestieri, 5-11, 225, St. Pius X HS, Houston, Texas: Other offers – Air Force (COMMITTED, July 15)
OL Darryl Fuller, 6-4, 265, Christ The King HS, Middle Village, N.Y.
RB Keiran Grant, 5-11, 175, Cuero (Texas) HS: Other offers – Texas State (COMMITTED, July 27)
*LB Peyton Hampton, 6-2, 227, Davie HS, Mocksville, N.C.
T David Hayward, 6-4, 235, Monte Vista HS, Danville, Calif.: Former Montana State commit. (COMMITTED, Dec. 14)
*T Lachlan Holt, 6-3, 270, Richmond Hill (Ga.) HS
*DT Gerald Irons, 6-2, 260, Klein Oak HS, Spring, Texas: Other offers – Air Force, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Boston College, Kansas, North Texas, UTEP, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe.
*WR-TE Ryan Jackovic, 6-5, 205, Quaker Valley HS, Leetsdale, Pa.
DL Johnny Johnson, 6-2, 260, St. Amant (La.) HS: (COMMITTED, Jan. 12)
RB Robert Jones, 5-10, 190, Cedar Grove HS, Ellenwood, Ga.: Former Navy commit rushed for 1,182 yards and 12 touchdowns, helping Cedar Grove to a AAA state title. (COMMITTED, Jan. 23)
*LB Spencer Jones, 6-1, 215, Vandegrift HS, Austin, Texas: Other offers – Air Force
*K Tyler Keltner, 6-foot, 155, Chiles HS, Tallahassee, Fla.
*TE Ben Koch, 6-6, 240, Austin (Texas) HS
*DE Tyler Komorowski, 6-4, 240, Weir HS, Weirton, W.Va.: Other offers – Michigan (preferred walk-on), Kent State.
*OL Boobie Law, 6-4, 275, Pike HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
*RB Justin Lescouflair, 5-10, 175, Freeport (N.Y.) HS: First offer – Army.
TE Josh Lingenfelter, 6-4, 215, Mosley HS, Lynn Haven, Fla.: (COMMITTED, Jan. 15)
LB-S Cole Mabry, 6-2, 190, Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa: Other offers – Iowa State (COMMITTED, July 29)
DB Michael Mack, 6-2, 180, Bullis HS, Potomac, Md.: Other offers – Air Force, Rice
*OL Nate Mahoney, 6-3, 250, Lincoln-Way West HS, New Lenox, Ill.
RB Ay’Juan Marshall, 5-10, 175, West York HS, York, Pa.: Other offers – Navy. Rushed for 1,325 yards and scored 19 touchdowns as a senior.
*S Deryan McDonald, 6-foot, 210, Choate Rosemary Hall HS, Wallingford, Conn.: First offer – Army.
*FB Nick Mell, 6-foot, 212, Stone Bridge HS, Ashburn, Va.: Other offers – Navy
*QB Alex Meredith, 6-foot, 185, A.L. Hanna HS, Anderson, S.C.: Other offers – Navy, Coastal Carolina
*DL Etuate Moala, 6-3, 270, JSerra Catholic HS, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
DB Jabari Moore, 6-foot, 183, Hoover (Ala.) HS: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Troy, Liberty
*TE Paxton Nayman, 6-5, 235, Creekview HS, Canton, Ga.
*CB Boris Nicolas-Paul, 5-10, 175, Hillside (N.J.) HS: Other offers – Buffalo.
LB Declan O’Leary, 6-4, 227, Pembroke Hill HS, Kansas City, Mo.: Other offers – Navy.
QB Christian Parrish, 5-10, 200, Prince Avenue Christian HS, Bogart, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force, Georgia Southern (COMMITTED, June 28)
DL Dylan Perez, 6-2, 275, Columbus HS, Miami, Fla.: Other offers – Navy, Air Force, Miami (preferred walk-on), Buffalo, Florida Atlantic. (COMMITTED, Nov. 6)
*CB Kolubah Pewee, 5-11, 160, Tottenville HS, Staten Island, N.Y.: Former Fordham commit
*WR Ridge Polk, 5-10, 170, Cambridge HS, Milton, Ga.: Other offers – Air Force.
CB Malik Prioleau, 5-10, 165, Edgewater HS, Orlando, Fla.: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED, Jan. 13)
S Tyson Riley, 6-3, 200, Springfield (Mo.) Catholic HS: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force.
RB Tyrell Robinson, 5-8, 165, East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.: Rushed for 1,645 yards and 24 touchdowns as senior. (COMMITTED, Jan. 13)
OL Carson Shaffer, 6-3, 280, Prosper (Texas) HS: Other offers – Air Force. (COMMITTED, July 28)
DB Kyle Terry, 6-1, 185, Mount Paran Christian HS, Kennesaw, Ga.: First offer – Army. Also played quarterback. (COMMITTED, Jan. 23)
DB D’Andre Tobias, 5-10, 170, Benedictine Prep, Richmond, Va.: First offer – Army. Other offers – Navy, Air Force
*FB Cole Truex, 6-2, 226, Marin Catholic HS, Kentfield, Calif.: Other offers –  Navy, Air Force (COMMITTED, June 7)
*S Fabrice Voyne, 6-2, 195, Xavier Prep, Palm Desert, Calif.: Other offers – Utah State, BYU
*DB Maxwell Williams, 5-10, 180, Millbrook HS. Raleigh, N.C.: Other offers – Appalachian State
*RB Shacori Williams, 5-10, 205, Many (La.) HS.
*QB Dedrick Wilson, 6-1, 195, Kenedy (Texas) HS
LB Davis Wofford, 6-foot, 225, Robinson HS, Little Rock, Ark.: (COMMITTED, August 1)
*TE Garrett Woodall, 6-5, 210, West Forsyth HS, Cumming, Ga.
WR Jake Woods, 6-5, 200, Cardinal Newman HS, Santa Rosa, Calif.: First offer – Army. Official visit – Jan. 18-19. Caught 36 passes for 630 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games as a senior.
*signed with Army in December 2018

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