By Jonathan Okanes
Sunday, February 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm in off-season stuff.
Rivals.com is reporting that Cal has received an oral commitment from Compton Community College wide receiver Markish Jones. Jones was considered a top prospect coming out of high school in South Carolina two years ago and was involved in a strange Signing Day controversy when he essentially signed letters of intent with both Clemson and Florida State. It was ruled that Jones was Clemson’s rights since he signed that letter first. Turns out Jones never qualified academically and has been at two different junior colleges in the past two years.
This could be an intriguing get for the Bears, who needed a big-play receiver in this class. He’ll only have two years at Cal, but if he is still the player that was rated as one of the top 50 wide receivers in the country coming out of high school, he could make a pretty significant impact right away.