Ed Warinner and the Michigan Wolverines just picked up an early Christmas gift in the form of a commitment from 2022 three-star offensive lineman Connor Jones.
Excited to announce my commitment to @UMichFootball #GoBlue 〽️ @4Warinner @CoachJim4UM @grant_newsome @DeBordCoachMike @Thee_Matty_D @PalmerRidgeFB @SixZeroAcademy @GroundupSP @JBernstine pic.twitter.com/1l7QBj0B6u— Connor Jones (@77ConnorJones) December 25, 2020
The 6-foot-7, 285-pounder from Monument, Colorado chose Michigan over other offers from Indiana, Northwestern, West Virginia, Virginia and others.
Warinner offered Jones back on Sept. 1, the first day coaches could reach out to the junior class, and the Wolverines instantly jumped toward the top of his list. He told Maize n Brew that day how excited he was to receive the offer.
“I’m feeling super pumped to be offered by Michigan,” Jones said back then. “It is one of my dream schools. My adrenaline is definitely flowing right now.
“Absolutely (it feels sweet to be offered on Sept. 1). I’ve been looking forward to this day.”
Jones and his family took a trip to the Midwest last weekend, visiting Indiana on Friday, Michigan on Saturday and Northwestern on Sunday. He told Maize n Brew he enjoyed all three visits, but the trip to Michigan was clearly the one that left the biggest impression.
“It was really good,” Jones said about his trip to U-M. “We got to do a self-guided tour. We were able to see the campus and all the buildings that I needed to.
“I thought that it had a hometown feeling to it.”
Jones is the first offensive lineman to commit to the Wolverines in 2022. He joins four-star defensive lineman Alex VanSumeren, four-star linebacker Tyler Martin, three-star tight end Marlin Klein and three-star defensive lineman Davonte Miles in Michigan’s 2022 class. It is now ranked No. 6 on the 247Sports composite.
You can check out highlights from his junior year below, where you can tell early on he is a kid who plays tenacious until the whistle is blown. He plays left tackle in these clips, but he also played right guard and right tackle in his sophomore year highlights, so Jones is a pretty versatile prospect.