The Villanova Wildcats football staff has offered 2018 WR Avery Jones, per his Twitter feed.
Jones was originally part of the 2017 class, but he is taking a post-grad year at The Kiski School in Slatsburg, PA, making him part of the 2018 recruiting class.
This is Jones’ fourth Division I offer, as he has also received offers from Lehigh, Yale, and Dartmouth, in addition to Villanova.
Jones, who stands at 6’2”, primarily lines up at the wide receiver position, and is an excellent deep threat as he is able to use his speed to blow by defensive backs. He also has very good hands, and he isn’t afraid to lay out to get the ball.
Jones had a successful Junior season, grabbing 29 receptions for 868 yards and 11 touchdowns. He averaged 29.9 yards per reception, and used his speed to gain an average of 14.8 yards after the catch.
The Bel Air, Maryland native also can line up on the defensive side of the ball. In high school, he plays both corner back and safety. His speed is just as helpful on defense, he sticks to wide receivers and makes it difficult for them to get open. The same can be said about his hands, as he is able to come up with interceptions often, especially on tipped passes.
Last season, Jones earned first team all conference honors at John Carroll High School and was selected to the BTC (Baltimore Touchdown Club) All-Star game.