The USC Trojans have landed the services of four-star running back Ronald Jones, who picked the Trojans over Notre Dame at the Under Armour All-America Game. Jones has been ranked the fifth-best running back in the nation by ESPN and also considered the No. 77 player in the nation, according to Scout.com.
Ronald Jones II (McKinney North High School in Texas) is the third running back to sign in the 2015 class joining Dominic Davis (Bishop Alemany High School) and Aca'Cedric Ware (Cedar Hill, Texas) complementing Justin Davis, Tre Madden and walk-on James Toland IV in the USC backfield, assuming Buck Allen does not return for his redshirt senior season.
This past season, the four-star tailback rushed for 2,009 yards and 28 rushing touchdowns for McKinney North. But right before the action got started, highlighting the nation's best talent, Jones made his decision well known.
"I really believe in Coach Sark's vision for the team, not only for myself, and also Coach [Clay] Helton and Coach [Johnny] Nansen that we going to get this national championship now. So let's do it. Fight on, baby." --Jones said during the pre-game show aired live on ESPN2
The heralded commitment now leaves USC at 18 of the 24 total scholarships for the 2015 class, but as we well know, plenty can happen before National Signing Day on Wednesday February 4th. Steve Sarkisian needed a talented running back, and the explosive Jones could be a valuable option right from the first moment he steps on Howard Jones Field.
USC fans can follow him on Twitter @TheRonaldJones