Name: Connor Jones
Weight: 285 lbs.
High school: Monument (CO) Palmer Ridge
Position: Offensive guard
Jersey number: #60
Last year: Jones was a senior in high school.
TTB Rating: 65
Jones was offered by Michigan in September of 2020 when Ed Warinner was still Michigan's offensive line coach. Warinner put in a fair amount of work in Colorado, and that paid off with the commitment of Jones in December of 2020. After Warinner left Michigan prior to the 2021 season, I wondered if new offensive line coach Sherrone Moore would still push for Jones, but he held steadfast in his commitment, signed his National Letter of Intent in December 2021, and enrolled early at Michigan in January 2022.
My initial read on Jones from his commitment post (LINK) is still something I stand by. He can be slow to get out of his stance, doesn't move very well, and isn't as aggressive as I would like to see. Jones made an appearance in Michigan's spring game, and he looked overwhelmed and slow to react. That's not unheard of for a lineman who should be finishing up high school, but it certainly doesn't look like he'll be much of a factor early in his career. I think a redshirt is virtually a guarantee in 2022.