U of L has confirmed the addition of former Northwestern running back Malin Jones as a member of the Cardinal football team. Chicago radio station 670 The Score first reported the news Friday morning.
Jones, a four-star prospect coming out of high school, originally chose the Wildcats over the likes of Notre Dame, Louisville and Iowa. He redshirted the 2012 season and appeared in eight games as a freshman in 2013. Jones was suspended indefinitely on Nov. 20 for an undisclosed violation of team rules, but rejoined the team for spring ball before announcing his intent to transfer.
Coming out of high school, Jones was regarded by Rivals.com as the 23rd-best running back in the country, and the 10th-best player in the state of Illinois. He will lose a year of eligibility while sitting out the 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules, but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after that.
Here's Jones in high school, where he totaled 4,087 yards on 458 carries (9.0 yards per carry) and 57 touchdowns: