Monday, January 23, 2017

JSU hauls in nine new commits

JACKSON, Mississippi -- Jackson State coach Tony Hughes and his staff put together another productive weekend as they build their 2017 recruiting class.

After weeks of bringing in recruits on the defensive side of the football, Jackson State is starting to get commitments from skill position players on offense. After hosting 20 recruits for official visits over the weekend Hughes added nine more prospects to his list of commitments Sunday, which included two quarterbacks, two receivers, two tailbacks, two defensive backs and a tight end.

The quarterbacks —Niceville (Fla.) prospect Jeff Toney and Harrison Central star Tavis Williams — each provide a different skill set. Toney, a 6-foot-6, 225-pound pro-style quarterback is more of a thrower and Williams, a 6-2, 190-pound dual-threat signal caller, is a guy that hurt opposing teams with his ability to run as he did with his arm.

Toney flew under the radar a bit, but was at one point being heavily recruited by Mississippi State. He completed 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,657 yards with 29 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 11 games as a senior. He also ran for four touchdowns but managed just 51 yards on 58 carries.


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