Wide receiver, defensive back groups both young but talented
Lobo football team looks to finish spring practice on a strong note
List includes a Texas dozen and New Mexico duo
Bobcats coach guided UNM from 1992-97
NEW MEXICO: Returning wide receiver who redshirted in 2012 ... a speedy wide receiver who can take advantage of spring practice in 2013 and show that he can be a weapon ... if he has the scheme down, he can put himself in position for playing time in the fall ... an All-Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Selection in the 60-meter dash, finishing second at the conference indoor championships with a time of 6.87 seconds.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of several Division I prospects from DeSoto High School ... was an 11-5A first-team All-District performer ... had 23 receptions for 397 yards and four TDs in 2011 ... assistant coach Todd Peterman said DeSoto spread the ball to several different WRs last season ... DeSoto went 10-2 and reached the second round of the 5A state playoffs in '11 ... also ran track and broke the Lancaster, Texas, city record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.42 seconds ... Peterman said Jones has a great work ethic, family, academic outlook, in addition to being a great football player. "He's the whole package," Peterman said.PERSONAL: Born March 25, 1994 in Dallas ... full name is Ridge Wayne Jones ... parents are Simone and Roderick Jones ... has one brother, Rod, an one sister, Cynthia ... dad played in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.