Boston College Lands Maryland Transfer Safety Deon Jones

A.J. Black

Boston College's secondary got a big boost on Monday as Maryland safety Deon Jones announced on Twitter that he will be transferring to the Eagles.

Deon Jones a former 4 star recruit,, and safety out of Potomac High (Oxon Hill, Md.). Over the past two seasons Jones (6'1, 191 pounds) has played in 18 games with 51 tackles for the Terrapins, playing safety primarily. He is set to graduate in May, making him eligible immediatly, and would have two years of eligibility remaining.

As we reported earlier on BC Bulletin, Jones was recruited to Maryland by Aazaar Abdul Rahim, who was their secondary coach at the time. The two reportedly have a very strong bond, so when it was announced that Jones would transfer, Boston College made a lot of sense as a possible destination. 

Landing Jones helps BC tremendously as safety depth was an area of concern going into this season. The Eagles finished last year 122nd in the country in passing yards allowed, and 101st in points allowed. Mehdi El-Attrach and Nolan Borgersen are both set to graduate, and Mike Palmer has one year of eligibility left. Jones most likely will slot next to Palmer as the starting strong safety. 

Deon Jones is the the third transfer to land with the Eagles joined quarterback Phil Jurkovec (Notre Dame) and defensive tackle Chibueze Onwuka (Buffalo).

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Comments (18)
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A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

@DMVInsider Thanks for the insight!

DMVInsider
DMVInsider

He picked BC over Mizzou! Heard they were on him HEAVY!!! Great addition for BC! his IG is @Jonesd14

Grumpy06
Grumpy06

Looks promising

UCLAEagle
UCLAEagle

We still need a qb. That waiver is critical.

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A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Critical. I think Tarik Black coming to BC depends on it too

Eagle Esquire
Eagle Esquire

Anybody think if Phil gets snubbed Anthony Brown may come back? He’s been in the portal for awhile and I’m sure he would start over the rest of the qbs

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

I really doubt Brown is coming back. From what I've heard he moved back to NJ, strongly doubt he'd ever come back

AGPennyPacker
AGPennyPacker

I am not sure Hafley himself wants AB back!
I am saying this cause he immediately flipped Kobey White back but pretty much seemed to give a green light to all of the others.

A.J. Black
A.J. Black

Editor

Yeah I don't know the whole story but Brown isn't an option

AndrewBombara
AndrewBombara

From what I have heard Tarik is basing his decisions on the QB's of the teams he is talking to like BC, UM, U-Texas ........ he played 3 seasons at U-Michigan, so technically he is grad transfer heading into his senior season, prior to potential NFL Draft so I think Tarik would only be coming for 1 season

UCLAEagle
UCLAEagle

We still need a qb.

AGPennyPacker
AGPennyPacker

Just as a perspective...

Here is his original offer list:
Clemson
Ohio State
Penn State
Wisconsin
Florida
Florida State
Miami
Georgia
Auburn
Tennessee
South Carolina
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Texas A&M
Louisville
Michigan State
Stanford
UCLA
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Virginia
NC State
Duke
Pittsburgh
Maryland
Arizona State
Vanderbilt
and more.

To me...This is one of the most impressive lists I have seen in a long time.

Aazaar Abdul Rahim Delivered him once and now once again!

Riderbc20
Riderbc20

keep. them. coming!

NYCEagle2014
NYCEagle2014

This is a huge pickup - and 2 years left is massive. Safety was such a position of need. I think he could step in and be a top 3 player on the defense right away. We’ve really lacked a true center fielder in years past, probably since Justin Simmons. Can’t help but get the feeling this team is being slept on. And I don’t think they’re done adding

AGPennyPacker
AGPennyPacker

Boom!!
AJ Strikes Again!!
You called it!
"Aazaar Abdul Rahim" is going to be a name everyone knows soon.
Great Get!!!


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