The Colorado football team added two junior college prospects to its 2018 recruiting class on Monday.

Aaron Maddox, a 6-foot-1, 192-pound safety from Pima (Ariz.) Community College, and Darrion Jones, a 6-foot-6, 255-pound tight end from Los Angeles Harbor College, both announced their verbal commitments on Twitter.

Both players took official visits to CU on the weekend of Dec. 1.

Maddox tweeted, "Thankful for the 15 opportunities I have been given to play at the next level, it was a really tough decision, but I'm a 1000% committed to The University of Colorado!!!!!!"

Later in the afternoon, Jones tweeted his commitment, while thanking his coaches at LA Harbor.

Rated one of the top junior college safeties in the country, Maddox took official visits to Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina State.

Maddox recently earned second-team GridironRR All-American honors. He was also first-team all-Western States Football League and second team all-ACCAC (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference).

This season, Maddox had 58 tackles with one interception and three pass breakups. He will have four years to play three at CU.

Pima safeties coach George Kelly said Maddox is a competitive player who excels in coverage and against the run.

"He has a great work ethic, and he's always learning and always striving to learn," Kelly said.


According to, Jones had seven other offers, including from NC State, Kansas and San Diego State. He caught 41 passes for 795 yards and five touchdowns this past season, including nine catches for 232 yards and three scores in the finale.

An all-conference player this year, Jones had 14 catches for 178 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman in 2016.

Jones has three years to play two at CU.

The additions of Maddox and Jones gives CU 18 players committed for the 2018 class, with national signing day approaching on Dec. 20.

Of the 18 players committed, four are from the JUCO ranks. In addition to Jones and Maddox, Independence (Kan.) Community College cornerback Delrick Abrams Jr., and Coahoma (Miss.) Community College linebacker Davion Taylor are verbally committed.


CU lost a commit on Sunday, when cornerback Kahlef Hailassie, from Cosumnes Oaks (Calif.) High School, decided to open his recruitment. He had originally given a verbal commitment to CU on July 22.

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