Shayne Jones, the No. 185 rated defensive back according to ESPN, has committed to the Villanova Wildcats. The news was announced by Brian Dohn of FoxSportsNet via Twitter. Shayne Jones, who played at Immaculata High School in Somerville, NJ, chose Villanova over Central Michigan and Buffalo, among others.
Shayne Jones had zeroed in on Villanova as National Signing Day approached after also considering Central Michigan, Buffalo, Bryant and Albany.
Shayne Jones was the 185th-highest athlete in the ESPN rankings. Jones joins a Villanova squad that is lacking in defensive backfield depth after losing standout Jimmy Pitts to graduation. Jones' versatility should also allow him to compete for playing time on special teams as both a kick and punt returner.