Arizona Wildcats football: Cats add junior college safety to 2013 class

2013-07-12T16:22:00Z 2013-08-23T01:15:19Z Arizona Wildcats football: Cats add junior college safety to 2013 classDaniel Berk Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 12, 2013 4:22 pm  • 

Less than four weeks before fall practice begins, the Arizona Wildcats are still adding pieces to their roster for this season.

The UA received a commitment from junior college safety Tellas Jones this afternoon. Jones redshirted last season at Fort Scott Junior College in Kansas. He is originally from Booker T. Washington High School in Florida.

Jones will be eligible to play this year and will add depth to the safety position. Earlier this week, safety Vince Miles, who played in all 13 games last season and had 28 tackles, voluntarily left the team because of a medical issue.

The junior college product is rated as a two-star recruit by the recruiting service. He was getting late interest from Kentucky, Kansas State, Baylor and others before pledging to the UA. Jones was thought to be a 2014 recruit, but is eligible to play this season, and the UA had a scholarship available.

This marks the second time this summer the UA has received a commitment from a defensive back for this upcoming season. Last month, Jarvis McCall, a cornerback from Seffner, Fla., pledged to the UA. He was a University of South Florida commit out of high school, but was ruled ineligible and sat out the 2012 season, while getting eligible.

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Daniel Berk began covering UA football in 2013 after spending two-plus years as the Star's high school sports coordinator. Previously, he served as the sports editor and NAU beat writer for the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff for three years.

A University of Kansas graduate and St. Louis native, Berk is still getting used to 350 days of sunshine, the relentless "dry heat" of the summer and the fact that Tucson doesn't have a real hockey rink.

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