2014 Lobo FB Renewals
#3 Cranston Jones
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 169
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
High School: West Mesquite HS
Experience: 2 Letters
NEW MEXICO: An athletic cornerback who got his feet wet with game action in 2012 ... had an outstanding offseason ... an instinctive player with a nose for the football ... will benefit from an offseason in the weight and conditioning program ... coaches say he has great character and a great work ethic.

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.

201213/45510000121-39 (TD)