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January 21, 2013

Jones Made Most of Opportunities

Walter Jones didn't get a lot of touches as a senior at Redlands (Calif.), but he made the most of the opportunities he had.

Redlands reached the state playoffs and won their first round match-up but fell in the second round to Upland.

"We didn't play too well," Jones told BeaverBlitz.com. "But it's alright. I thought we had a good season."

Jones had just 21 receptions this past fall, far fewer than he hoped he would have before the year began, but on seven of those catches he found the endzone.

He said he improved in terms of his feel for the game, his route running, his ability to make people miss in the open field and in other areas.

"It was just having played that much more football," he added.

Most every other school that had been recruiting the 6-foot-1, 173-pound athlete has backed off, so it seems like a given that Jones will be signing with the Beavers in February barring something major and unforeseen.

The official visit had a lot to do with Jones firming up that commitment.

"That was great and my mom loved it too," he said. "It was a good game against Arizona State. They had some bad plays early but they came back and won, which was great. I really liked the area. It's definitely a little different than southern California but it will be good to get away."

While defensive line coach Joe Seumalo had a hand in Jones' recruitment now it's wide receivers coach Brent Brennan, Jones' future position coach, that has the most contact with him.


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