DB Marcus Jones Signs With Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have announced that North Carolina defensive back Marcus Jones has signed a letter of intent to come to Minnesota to play football for the maroon and gold.

Jones, a 5'8", 170-pound athlete, played his high school ball at Roleson High School in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He enrolled at the University of Minnesota in January, and will be ready for spring football. He is rated as the 73rd-best cornerback in the nation by ESPN/Scouts, Inc., and the 169th-best cornerback prospect in the nation by Scout.com. (Slight difference of opinion there, huh?) He also garnered two-star ratings from both of those services, as well as from Rivals.com.

Jones played on both sides of the ball in high school, but projects as a defensive back with the Gophers. On offense, he rushed for 797 yards on only 98 carries.

For a more complete bio on Marcus Jones, be sure to check out Gopher Sports. Here's a video of Jones in action for your viewing pleasure.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.