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Early Signing Day: 2022 DB Avyonne Jones inks his letter of intent to Wisconsin

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Jones, a product of Southlake Carroll (Texas), among the best programs in the country, comes to Madison.

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2022 CB Avyonne Jones

Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Position Height Weight School 247 Composite Ranking
Cornerback 5-foot-11 170 pounds Southlake Carroll (Texas) High School 3-star; No. 108 CB

Avyonne Jones’ recruiting process wasn’t necessarily a simple one, but one that resulted in Jones ending up where it seemed he would all along.

Jones initially committed to Oklahoma State in April, despite having an official visit scheduled with Wisconsin in June. However, after decommitting from Oklahoma State in May, the Badgers’ coaching staff wasted little time in making sure Jones ended back in Madison for his official visit. Not long after that, Jones was a Badger.

Jones, who trained with (soon to be former) Badger Caesar Williams in his home-state of Texas, certainly used that to his advantage building a relationship with Wisconsin. Jones will sign as a defensive back with the Badgers, because I believe it’s possible he ends up at either cornerback or safety due to his skill set.

He’s a solid tackler, which could allow him to play in the nickel as well as at safety, but he was asked to do a multitude of different things for Southlake Carroll - field and boundary corner, nickel, cover 3, cover 4, amongst other things. His versatility could help him getting on the field quickly at a couple different spots in Madison.

Rankings

247 Composite: 3 stars; grade: .8464; No. 1209 player in the nation; No. 108 CB; No. 176 TX

247 Sports: 3 stars; grade: 85; No. 106 CB; No. 148 TX

Rivals: 3 stars; 5.6 rating; No. 100 TX

ESPN: 3 stars; Grade: 75; No. 106 Cornerback; No. 249 Regional; No. 182 TX

Verbally committed on June 28, 2021

Jones selected Wisconsin over Oklahoma State, California, and Louisville among others, but some impressive offers nonetheless such as Arizona, Houston, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Virginia.

Player bio (courtesy of UW Athletic Department)

  • Three–star recruit by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN
  • Unanimous first–team all–district selection as a junior
  • Recorded 58 tackles, 6 TFLs, 13 pass breakups and 2 interceptions as a junior
  • Led Southlake Carroll to Texas 6A Division I state title game as a junior and state semifinals as a senior