LIVE › 8-9 a.m. Cover Your Assets
NEXT › 9:05 a.m. Tee Time
10:05 a.m. Saturday SportsTalk
12:05 p.m. Money Talk with Josh Arnold
1:05 p.m. This Week in High School Sports
2:05 p.m. SportsCenter Saturday
Updated: February 5th, 2014 10:48am
Washburn RB Jeff Jones chooses to sign with the Gophers

Washburn RB Jeff Jones chooses to sign with the Gophers

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
Email | Twitter
SportsWire Daily

Get the 1500 ESPN SportsWire delivered to your inbox daily, and keep up with all the news in Twin Cities Sports

Signup!

Washburn running back Jeff Jones has honored his verbal commitment and signed with the Gophers.

Jones is the biggest name many Gophers fans were watching Wednesday, National Signing Day. He was the No. 7 running back in the national class, according to Rivals.com.

Jones made his announcement in front of a crowd in the Washburn high school gym Wednesday morning. His decision was made official when the Gophers tweeted that his letter of intent had been received. 

Academics still are a question for Jones, who will need a higher ACT score or GPA to play Division I football.

Jones will take the ACT again Saturday, according to Joe Christensen of the Star Tribune.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
Email Derek | @DerekWetmore
9550