WVU Gets Immediate D-Line Help
Reuben Jones, a graduate transfer from the University of Michigan, has announced via Twitter than he is going to enroll at WVU this summer.
The 6-foot-4, 250-pound defensive lineman will be eligible immediately for the 2019 season and will have one year of eligibility remaining.
— Reuben jones (@ImDatDude44) June 7, 2019
A product of Lakeland, Fla., Jones had high level offers from the likes of Louisville, Michigan State and Nebraska coming out of Lake Gibson High School, and picked the Wolverines.
After a redshirt season at UM in 2015, he got caught behind some very good defensive linemen at Michigan over the next three years, appearing in just 15 games during that span, though he did letter all three of those seasons. He finished his UM career with seven tackles.
Jones entered the transfer portal this past February, but spent most of the spring finishing his work on his bachelor’s degree at UM. He received that diploma last month.
He recently began taking trips to potential new schools, visiting Toledo and West Virginia before ultimately picking the Mountaineers.
“I would like to say thank you to the University of Michigan and the entire coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to grow, develop and earn a degree at the University of Michigan,” Jones said on his Twitter account. “After much consideration I have decided to take my hard work, talent and determination to West Virginia University. GO Mountaineers!”
Because WVU has already filled its NCAA maximum of 25 scholarships for the class of 2019, Jones, along with recent transfers Jarret Doege and Alonzo Addae, will enter West Virginia as blueshirts. That blueshirt status won’t keep them from playing in 2019, if they are eligible, but their scholarships will not count until the class of 2020.