November 10, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama fans take photos by the statue of former Alabama coach Paul Bear Bryant before their football game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Football Recruiting: Tyren Jones Signs With Crimson Tide

Position: Running Back

Vitals: 5-foot-8, 185 Pounds


  • Rivals: 4-Star; No. 11 Position
  • Scout:4-Star; No. 15 Position
  • ESPN: 4-Star; No. 8 Position

Other Offers of Interest: Georgia

3 Best Attributes: Elusiveness, Vision and Hands


Tyren Jones adds to the depth and deepness of the Alabama’s running back core in big way. He’s been committed to the Crimson Tide since February. Georgia was really the only other school he was considering attending, but he was fielding offers from many teams in the SEC and ACC. As you watch his highlights, the first thing you notice is his elusiveness. He isn’t the speediest, but when he breaks away from the pocket and the line, you can expect big plays out of him. He also has a good pair of eyes as he’s able to find holes in the line to break out of, something that is very much desired in a running back prospect. Again, his speed is questionable, but you can make Jones to contribute to the running back core that has seen a lot of success recently under head coach Nick Saban. Tyren recently made headlines when he broke his jaw in a locker room fight, but witnesses tell school officials that Jones was not an agitator in the fight. That shouldn’t affect his status with Alabama.

Tags: Alabama Crimson Tide Football

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