Former NCAA recruiting analyst: ‘I’m going to leave this sport’


Former NCSU football recruiting analyst and ESPN analyst Mike Jones has quit the NCAAs and joined ESPN as a sideline analyst.

Jones, who played in the NCSUs top five recruiting classes of 2014 and 2015, was hired as an analyst for the network’s coverage of the 2016 college football season.

“I am extremely proud to have joined ESPN, and look forward to helping grow the brand of college football across ESPN,” Jones said in a statement released by the network.

“I am thankful for all the work and the great friendships I’ve made with so many great people and coaches, and I will miss watching them play.”

Jones is a former assistant recruiting analyst at NCAAS.

He also worked as an ESPN analyst for a number of years before his current position, which was created as part of the networks “College GameDay” and “College Football Playoff” programming, was announced in December 2016.ESPN’s “College Countdown” will debut Monday, Sept. 29, as part the network is celebrating its centennial and it will feature an analyst with the NCCSU football program, according to the network website.