#3 Cranston Jones
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 167
Year: Junior
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
High School: West Mesquite HS
Experience: 2 Letters
Career Statistics Career Statistics
NEW MEXICO: An athletic cornerback who now enters 2014 with a lot of playing experience under his belt that should benefit him ... an instinctive player with a nose for the football ... confidence continues to grow as he makes more plays on the football in games and in practice ... coaches love his character and work ethic ... a 2013 Academic All-Mountain West selection.
2013 (SOPHOMORE): Started all 12 games, 11 at cornerback and one at nickel ... tied for fifth on the team in tackles with 45 ... his five pass breakups led the Lobos ... also had 2.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery on special teams ... had four games with at least five tackles and had a career-high five unassistated tackles against New Mexico State.  

2012 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 13 games with four starts, including the last three games of the season ... finished the season with 10 tackles with two pass breakups and one interception ... had a season-high four tackles in the season finale against Colorado State ... had a breakout debut, scoring on a 39-yard interception return in the season opener against Southern.

HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team Class 4A All-State performer in 2011 for coach Mike Overton...had 34 tackles, an impressive 16 pass breakups with two tackles for loss and two interceptions last season...West Mesquite advanced to the third round of the Texas 4A state playoffs last season and has won three consecutive district titles..."He is a fantastic kid and a great student," Overton said about Jones. "Great instincts on the field and a true competitor."...ESPN ranks Jones the No. 32 cornerback in the country, and he is ranked among the top 100 players in Texas...a three-star recruit as rated by Rivals.com.