Getting to know new BYU commit, OT/OG Weston Jones (Class of 2021)

Weston Jones is the most recent commitment to the BYU football program (Class of 2021), announcing his commitment Thursday via Twitter:

Jones preps at Romeo High School (Romeo, MI), where as a junior he paved the way for fullback Brian St. Clair, who rushed for 1,000 yards as they helped lead the Bulldogs to a 7-3 record.  Head coach Curt Rienas told Michigan Live that Jones “has the potential t be the best player I’ve coached in my 20 years at Romeo.” He explains that Jones “has a great combination of athleticism and work ethic… and he just loves to compete.”  Jones has played on the defensive line and can play guard or tackle on offense.  He also plays basketball for Romeo.  

Jones is rated 3-stars by 247Sports. and Rivals. He holds scholarship offers from Air Force, Army, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Indian, Iowa State, Kent State, Miami (OH), Northwood, Toledo, Tulane, Virginia, and Western Michigan.  He is the fifth commitment for the BYU Class of 2021, joining Raider Damuni, Tevita Mafileo, Kyson Hall, and Ricky Wolgramm.  Jones has LDS mission plans after high school so he will likely join the Cougars for the 2023 season.

Hometown:Romeo, MichiganHigh School:Romeo
Class:2021HT/WT:6’5”, 260 lbs.
Position:Offensive Tackle40 time: 
Profiles:MaxPreps, HUDLBench/Squat: 
  Commit date:June 4, 2020

I caught up with NAME to ask him about his recruiting.

BYU Insider: Why did you choose BYU?

Jones:  Because it is the place where I can grow into the best version of myself on and off the field. 

BYU Insider: What other schools were showing you love in the recruiting process?

Jones:  Indiana, Iowa State, and Virginia

BYU Insider: What are some of your favorites?

Jones:  Dark Knight (movie), American Sniper (book), Zac Brown Band and Rascal Flatts

BYU Insider: What is one of your greatest accomplishment in sports?

Jones:  How hard I’ve worked for my football accomplishments

BYU Insider: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Jones:  My dad told me “don’t be lazy, work hard, be on time and you’ll be successful In anything.”

BYU Insider: Who is a current player that you seek to emulate on the field?

Jones:  I have always loved watching Zack Martin the Dallas Cowboys (guard).

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