On Wednesday, 2015 power forward Brodricks Jones requested a surprise release from his LOI from San Diego State and has re-opened his recruitment after SDSU head coach Steve Fisher has put the request process in motion.
In a series of tweets from Jones yesterday, he indicates UTEP is a staff that has re-expressed interest in the talented 6'9, 200 pound forward.
I would like to take this time to thank Coach Fisher his staff, the Aztec basketball nation. I am grateful that they gave me an opportunity.— Brodricks Jones (@brodricksjones3) July 4, 2015
Schools that have demonstrated interest are— Brodricks Jones (@brodricksjones3) July 4, 2015
Arizona St, Oregon, Washington St, Colorado, UTEP, Memphis, Providence, SMU, Florida St , Long Beach St. Nebraska.— Brodricks Jones (@brodricksjones3) July 4, 2015
Jones who is from the Los Angeles area was rated as a Rivals.com four star prospect, ranking as high as Rivals' #102 player in the nation in 2015.
He's been labeled a double-double machine, and has the ability to play multiple positions as a versatile forward. He has a number of options for this upcoming season including a post-grad year, and according to the San Diego Union Tribune his SAT scores are on par to qualify.
UTEP originally offered Jones back in 2013, and he committed to San Diego State last July, the San Diego Union Tribune also reports that Jones will be on the AAU circuit this month which could draw more interest and options for him.
It is unclear on how UTEP would plan to add him for 2015-16 even before the whole LOI release process is finalized, and with the Miners being without a current available scholarship, makes UTEP's interest in Jones even more intriguing.