Colorado is adding yet another defensive back to its 2019 football recruiting class.

On Wednesday, athlete Carl Jones of Bakersfield (Calif.) High School announced his commitment to the Buffaloes.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Jones, who has a three-star rating from Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, picked CU over Nevada, Oregon State, UNLV and Dixie State. He visited CU in June.

Jones, projected to play safety, becomes the 14th player to commit to CU for the 2019 class and the sixth defensive back.

Safeties Mark Perry of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.), Titus Toler of St. John Bosco (Calif.) and Don Chapman of San Diego's Lincoln High have also committed this month. Cornerbacks KJ Trujillo of Orange (Calif.) Lutheran and Jaylen Martin of Eleanor Roosevelt (Calif.) High are also committed.

CU will lose four scholarship safeties to graduation after this year. The Buffs do not have any senior corners, but will lose two to graduation after the 2019 season.

Jones is transferring to Bakersfield High this season after playing at Golden Valley last year.

At Golden Valley, Jones played safety and corner on defense, with 58 tackles and two interceptions - returning one for a touchdown - in his junior year. On offense, Jones played quarterback and receiver. He threw for 844 yards and seven touchdowns, ran for 556 yards and six touchdowns and caught three passes for 19 yards. He also averaged 21.2 yards on kickoff returns, with one touchdown, and punted 12 times.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.


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