2019 Season Countdown: #95 Trente Jones

2019 Season Countdown: #95 Trente Jones


May 23, 2019
Trente Jones (image via MGoBlue)

Name: Trente Jones
Height: 6’5″
Weight; 302 lbs.
High school: Loganville (GA) Grayson
Position: Offensive tackle
Class: Freshman
Jersey number: N/A
Last year: Jones was a senior in high school (LINK). He had 69 pancake blocks as a senior.
TTB Rating: N/A

Jones is a bit of a rarity for Michigan – a touted prospect from an elite program in the South. Jones comes from Loganville (GA) Grayson, which produces star players every year. There are some hard feelings in the area that Grayson poaches a lot of good players from nearby schools. But they play against good programs and hold their own against powerhouses from other parts of the country.

This year Jones should not be a factor in Michigan’s rotation, despite being an Under Armour All-American. Jon Runyan, Jr. will start at one tackle, and the other tackle spot is a battle between Andrew Stueber and Jalen Mayfield. Jones needs a year or two in the weight room, so that works out well for the program overall, but I do think he will be a good player down the road.

Prediction: Redshirt

6 comments

  1. messern2
    Comments: 5
    Joined: 3/20/2017
    messern2
    May 23, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Thunder,

    Upon his commitment you didn’t give him a rating because you were still working on 2018 commits. What would you rate him today?

    Thanks!

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      May 24, 2019 at 8:46 AM

      I’m planning to finalize TTB Ratings soon. I wanted to get it done sooner, but…things got in the way.

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    je93
    May 23, 2019 at 4:13 PM

    Do you see him as a Left, or Right Tackle?

    • Thunder
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      Joined: 7/13/2015
      May 24, 2019 at 8:45 AM

      I think he could play either guard or either tackle, but I see him as an eventual left tackle.

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        je93
        May 25, 2019 at 12:32 PM

        That’s GREAT to read. Hayes will need competition and perhaps backup next year. As Lank said, awesome to know TrFr aren’t coming in and being relied on at OL

  3. Lanknows
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    Lanknows
    May 23, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    So nice to finally have an OL that doesn’t need bother to wonder about which freshman can step in.

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