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February 5, 2014
Signing Day 2014: Cory Jones
Rankings: Two-star (5.4).
Other offers: Prior to flipping his commitment to UVa in January, Jones had committed to Toledo despite offers from Virginia, Illinois, Old Dominion, Wake Forest, and Maryland.
Though he was getting plenty of BCS interest, Jones too an official visit to Toledo in December and committed shortly thereafter. In the weeks that followed, though, he began to have some remorse. And UVa brought him in quietly for an unofficial visit. With his eyes opened by the experience, he agreed to come for an official visit on the weekend of January 24-26 and committed to the Cavaliers following that trip.
Either way, he's an excellent pickup for Virginia at a position of need. He's got a good first step off the line, good range, and a good frame to add weight. He's also versatile enough that should defensive coordinator Jon Tenuta see Jones as a possible fit at outside linebacker, he could make the transition. If there's a theme for UVa's class of 2014 it's versatility and Jones gives the Hoos a lot of that. As a pass rusher, he fits very nicely in Virginia's scheme.