Monday, February 2, 2009

Rivals' Farrell: ECU TE commit is huge national recruiting analyst Mike Farrell said recent East Carolina commitment Justin Jones gives the Pirates a huge physical specimen at tight end.

Jones, who's listed at 6-foot-7 and 235 pounds, is from Heritage High in Conyers, Ga., and formerly was committed to Kentucky. Farrell said he hasn't spoken with Jones personally but has received word that Jones chose the Pirates last weekend after visiting Jan. 23.

"He’s not going to be one of those 6-7 guys who grows into an offensive lineman," Farrell said. "He’s going to be a big tight end, probably play around 255, 260 pounds with good speed. He runs around a 4.8. He’s just a giant target."

"I was watching the Super Bowl last night and I always am shocked at how tall Leonard Pope (of the Arizona Cardinals) is. (Justin) is not as skilled as Leonard Pope was coming out of high school, but he’s that type of guy, where he’s going to be, get him down the seam, throw the ball up in the air, and he’ll go get it." - Ken Tysiac