Maurice Linguist, Michigan’s new co-defensive coordinator, spent Tuesday evening offering scholarships to some defensive backs in the 2022 class. One of those guys is Kody Jones, a four-star athlete from Germantown, Tennessee.
The 5-foot-11.5, 180-pounder spoke with Linguist for the first time Tuesday evening, and it likely wont’ be the last.
“I felt great,” Jones told Maize n Brew after getting the offer. “(Linguist) said he likes my playstyle and he thinks he can develop me into a great player.”
Jones is being recruited by Linguist and the Wolverines to play cornerback, so receiving the offer from a coach who has experience coaching corners in the NFL meant just a little more.
“He’s a good guy. He was just the Cowboys cornerbacks coach, so by him coming from a professional level and can see my talent, I think that’s major,” Jones said.
After receiving the offer from Michigan, Jones admits he is “very interested” in what the Wolverines have to offer. So interested, in fact, that he hopes to visit Michigan in the future.
“That’s a place I’ll visit,” he said.
He isn’t sure of the other visits he plans to take when he is able to, but he does have strong interest in Oregon, Mississippi State and Virginia Tech. These schools span from coast to coast, so it doesn’t appear proximity is going to play a role in this recruitment.
Jones is looking into a few different things when it comes to his future school, including finding a good sports medicine program.
“Somewhere I feel like home, where I’m comfortable, has a great program which I want to major in, and some where I can hopefully play as soon as possible,” Jones said.
His recruitment remains open, and he does not have a timeline for a commitment yet.
Jones is the No. 9 player in the state of Tennessee, No. 15 athlete and No. 279 overall player in the 2022 class, according to 247Sports’ composite. He holds other offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Penn State, Cincinnati, Texas A&M, South Carolina, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and more.
He doesn’t have any junior year highlights out yet, but you can check out some of his sophomore season highlights below.