Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
High School: Salem/Illinois


AT GEORGIA STATE: Transfer who will compete for playing time at cornerback ... Joined the program in 2018 but sat out the season after transferring from Illinois.

2016-17 (AT ILLINOIS): Spent two years at Illinois, including a redshirt season in 2016... Played in two of the first three games of the 2017 season before missing the final nine games due to injury ... Career-high six tackles vs. South Florida ... Two-time member of Illinois' Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Salem High School who was rated a three-star prospect by ... Led the team in interceptions ... Played in the 2015 The Real AJ Foundation Georgia High School All-Star Game ... Also a track standout as a two-time region finalist in the hurdles ... Honor roll student.

PERSONAL: Evan Jones was born Nov. 23, 1998 ... Son of Reginald Jones and Denise Halbert ... Father played football at Southern University.

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