Naquan Jones is almost good to go. Almost.
The 6-foot-5, 318-pound defensive line prospect and Michigan State commit told 247Sports.com that his academic ducks are in a row and, more specifically, that his last high-school class is slated for July 26:
“I finished with one B and three A’s,” Jones said. “Those are what my final grades are projected to be. I’ll be done with everything next Thursday. I was supposed to take five classes, but I only ended up having to take four. I’ve submitted everything to the (NCAA) clearinghouse and it’s all taken care of.”
The 6-foot-5, 318-pound Jones plans to arrive in East Lansing to begin his college career on Aug. 1. Jones committed to Michigan State in June of 2015 but then reopened his recruiting process six months later. Jones re-committed to Michigan State on Dec. 1 over additional offers from Ole Miss, Florida, Nebraska and several others. Jones signed with Michigan State in February and now is ready begin his journey as a Spartan.
“It’s a big relief for me,” Jones said. “It feels amazing to finally achieve and fulfill the dream that I’ve had. All my friends on campus and everyone keep asking me, ‘Bro, when are you coming up here?’ I can tell them that I’m coming and finally be on campus and live the college life. This is something I’ve been looking forward to for a while.”
Jones was ranked by 247Sports as the No. 2 prospect in Illinois for the class of 2016 and the No. 17 defensive line prospect overall.
The Evanston native said he spoke with his future coach, Mark Dantonio, about the transition to Est Lansing and told 247Sports he plans to move into the dorms “no later than August 1.”
Plus, if his Twitter feed is any indication, the kid can’t wait to get his green on:
Leaving next weekend ? It has been real Evanston ➡️ East Lansing ?
— ✨ Nay ✨ (@thealmightynay) July 20, 2016