Jerry Jones’ grandson officially commits to Arkansas

By Vincent Frank
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are keeping it in the family. Three-star recruit John Stephen Jones officially announced on Sunday that he will head to Fayetteville and play for the SEC program this upcoming season.

Normally a three-star recruit making a commitment wouldn’t be newsworthy. That’s until we realize this specific recruit is none other than current Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ grandson.

The elder Jones is so popular in his adopted home state that he could legitimately run for governor and likely come out on top.

Jones, 75, was a co-captain for the national champion Arkansas football team back in 1964 under then head coach Frank Broyles while playing with Jimmy Johnson. Simply put, Jerry Jones is an institution in and of himself in Fayetteville.

As for the younger Jones, he led Highland Park to two consecutive Texas state titles and is considered a pro-style quarterback. He is the son of current Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones.