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Hard-Hitting Safety Dean Jones Signs With BYU On Signing Day

PROVO, UT - SEPTEMBER 12: Tight shot of a Brigham Young Cougars football helmet shown during their game against the Boise State Broncos at LaVell Edwards Stadium on September 12, 2015 in Provo, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – National Signing Day is upon us and the BYU Cougars are looking to finish strong with a solid class that continues to show progress in Kalani Sitake’s program.

Signee: Dean Jones

Height, Weight: 6-2, 180-pounds

Position: Defensive Back

Hometown: Queens Creek, Arizona

School: American Leadership Queen Creek

Commitment Date: 6/17/2019

Enrollment: Summer 2020

247Sports Composite Star Ranking: Three-star recruit

247Sports State of Arizona Ranking: No. 54

Dual-sport standout in the state of Arizona, Jones excelled on the gridiron and in track & field. Jones’ track & field background is what caught the attention of BYU coaches along with his hard-hitting ability at safety on the football field.

Jones ran 11.1 100 meters in high school. Attended local-based Level Up Elites Camps in the Arizona area and showed well in those camps against Division 1 competition.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.