Program adds second recruit to 2018 class
Less than 24 hours after its spring game, the Memphis football program welcomed a big addition to its 2018 recruiting class.
Titus Jones, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman from New Orleans, announced on Twitter on Saturday morning that he has committed to the Tigers. He is the second high-school player to commit to Memphis so far this spring, joining defensive back Alondras Strong of Hazel Green, Alabama.
Jones, who plays at Edna Karr High School, is a three-star prospect according to 247 Sports and Rivals. He also reportedly holds offers from Kansas, Texas Tech, Troy and Tulane, among others.
Jones is similar in build to the three offensive linemen that Memphis will welcome to campus this fall: Tanis Joseph (6-4, 290), Mikhail Hill (6-4, 315) and Obinna Eze (6-8, 283). The Tigers return four starters at the position in 2017, but versatile veteran Gabe Kuhn has only one year of eligibility left while Harneet Gill, Drew Kyser and Trevon Tate will all exhaust their eligibility after the 2018 season.
Jones is also the latest Memphis commit to come from New Orleans, an area that coach Mike Norvell has made a priority since becoming head coach. Wide receivers coach David Johnson, a former high-school coach in New Orleans, has deep ties there and leads the Tigers’ recruiting efforts in the region.
University of Memphis coach Mike Norvell has put more on strengthening recruiting efforts in New Orleans.