Broward athlete Kevis Jones of Northeast High commits to UCF

Kevis Jones drove to UCF from Ft. Lauderdale with a scholarship offer from Illinois and not much else.

He left the Orlando campus Saturday as UCF's fourth commit of the 2012 recruiting class.

"Yes it is official, I did commit," Jones said via Facebook message on Saturday.

Jones, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound athlete from Oakland Park Northeast, had visited UCF earlier this summer but did not receive a scholarship offer until his second trip to Orlando. Jones is projected to play linebacker at UCF. He also has played quarterback, defensive end and tight end at Northeast High.

Jones is UCF's third commit during the past week, joining Orlando Agape receiver Drico Johnson and Jupiter Christian quarterback Kedric Bostic.

 

QUICK HITS

-- Redshirt freshman J.J. Worton continues to impress his coaches and teammates with his quick recovery from the broken ankle he suffered during the final week of spring practice. Worton, a former walk on from South Dade High, is expected to compete for significant playing time this season.

"I've never seen anybody go through something like and come back so fast," senior TE Adam Nissley said. "It's pretty amazing. And he's doing a great job catching everything they throw at him."

-- UCF coach George O'Leary moved Saturday afternoon's workout to the Nicholson Fieldhouse, the school's indoor practice facility O'Leary estimated was about 10 degrees cooler than the practice field. O'Leary said it allowed the team to avoid potential afternoon thunderstorms and the players seemed to be more focused working out in a slightly cooler location.

-- O'Leary said he will reserve judgment on some of the young players who compete for spots on the depth chart until the Knights begin working out in full pads Monday.

Brendan Sonnone contributed to this report.