Signing Day Central: Gophers ink No. 1 recruit Jones

Dane Mizutani

There really haven't been any surprises on National Signing Day for the Gophers. Still, that doesn't mean there hasn't been a shortage of excitement on the recruiting front.

Minnesota locked up Washburn High School running back Jeff Jones early Wednesday morning. Jones, the No. 1 recruit in the state, announced his decision in front of the entire student body at Washburn High School. 

That committment from Jones bolsters the Gophers recruiting class, which currently ranks 49th in the nation. 

Jones, the new poster child of head coach Jerry Kill's recruting class, joins 19 other recruits that signed national letters of intent Wednesday. There are also eights preferred walk ons that have signed acceptance of admission letters.

Here is a breakdown of all 28 recruits:

Name                             Position      HT        WT         

Riley Oharah                         FB           6-0      244

Cody Poock                           LB           6-2      234

Dimonic Roden-McKinzy        QB           6-0     213

Miles Thomas                         FB        5-11     236

Julien Kafo                             DE         6-4      255

Connor Mayes                        OL         6-5      305

Brandon Lingen                       TE         6-5      245

Steven Richardson                  DT       5-11     285

Jerry Gibson                           TE        6-3       220

Jared Weyler                          OL        6-4      280

Andrew Stelter                        DE       6-4      264

Melvin Holland Jr.                   WR       6-3      190

Luke Rasmussen                     OL       6-7      270

Gaelin Elmore                          TE       6-6      246

Everett Williams                      LB        6-1      220

Davis Anderson                       DB       6-1      180

Emmit Carpenter                      K         6-0      180

Payton Jordahl                         LS        6-2      210

Logan McElfresh                        P         6-1      185

Josh Parks                                RB       5-10    195

Jacques Perra                           QB       6-3      210

Craig James                              CB       5-11    170

Conner Krizancic                       WR      6-2      190

Rodney Smith                           RB       5-11    200  

Jonathan Celestin                      LB        6-1      210

Isaiah Gentry                           WR      6-4      185

Gary Moore                              DT       6-3      285

Jeff Jones                                 RB       6-0      198

Check back for more updates throughout the afternoon. Kill talks at 4:00 p.m.