WSU coaches are hitting the recruiting trail hard this offseason and finally got a commit from the friendly confines of the Evergreen State. Federal Way quarterback D'jimon Jones committed to Washington State on Thursday. Jones was actually the first person to report it.
Jones is listed as a dual threat quarterback and three-stars by Rivals while Scout lists him as an athlete and a two-star recruit. Jones is quite an athlete, playing on both sides of the ball for Federal Way at quarterback and cornerback. Depending on needs on the offensive and defensive side of the ball, I'd probably expect Jones to play either wide receiver or corner. While he looks like a good high school quarterback, Mike Leach already landed his quarterback for this class in Ian Book and will, in theory, have four scholarship quarterbacks on campus once Jones arrives.
Jones' biggest asset is his burning speed. In his Hudl video below, you can see him easily pulling away from defenders and extending plays as a quarterback. His acceleration is excellent and his strides are incredibly long. I'd prefer seeing him on the offensive side of the ball, catching screen passes and making his way through tight windows in a defense.
Washington State's 2016 class now has five commitments, including three athletes who will likely be playing wide receiver.