Four-star offensive guard Keiondre Jones committed to Auburn on Saturday afternoon, adding to 2019’s already stout class capable of being one the best in the nation.
The 6-foot-3, 340-pound lineman is out of Callaway in Hogansville, Georgia, a little over an hour away from The Plains. One of the most important reasons for choosing Auburn over Mississippi State and Florida was its proximity to home.
“I have to be close to home. If something was to happen my mom would have to be able to get to me right away,” Jones said in his decision video posted via Twitter.
GAME OVER ❌ Happy birthday sweet ladies ❤️ pic.twitter.com/NfHruSdF2x— © (@keiondrejones) July 14, 2018
Jones will be joining interior lineman Jakai Clark of Grayson, Georgia, and offensive tackle Justin Osborne from IMG Academy in Florida. The three prospects will be joining offensive line coach, JB Grimes. Grimes played a key role in the recruitment of Jones.
Per 247Sports composite, Jones is No. 10 at his position and the No. 150 overall recruit nationally.
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“I have to be around a good family atmosphere. I have to be comfortable where I’m at. I have to know the people around me really care about me,” Jones said.
My decision...... pic.twitter.com/L6b0sUywTS— © (@keiondrejones) July 14, 2018
Auburn has 13 commitments overall in the 2019 class, eight of which are four-stars. The commitment propels the Tigers to fifth in the SEC and No. 12 nationally for next year's recruiting cycle, per the 247Sports composite.
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