An Alabama signee has opted to forego attending Alabama and has signed with the Kansas City Royals.
Cal Jones of the Auburn-Opelika area committed to Alabama back in July 2015. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Kansas City Royals and has now signed his contract to become a professional, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) June 18, 2016
Jones was a star outfielder at Dadeville High School in Dadeville, Ala., and was a solid quarterback prospect before a knee injury kept him from playing his junior year. He stopped playing football at that time.
Jones told Erik Bacharach of oanow.com he would elect to go to Alabama if he was picked in the 10th round or later. With his sixth round selection and more meetings with the Royals, he said the decision was easy to turn pro.
New coach Greg Goff will have his work cut out for him to replace a big incoming recruit like Jones.