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 ESPN.com ... 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.