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Central's Jones makes commitment to Appalachian State

Central Gwinnett's Malachi Jones (9) beats out Mountain View's Tyler Bethune (20) to haul in a touchdown during the first half of Friday's game.

Central Gwinnett's Malachi Jones (9) beats out Mountain View's Tyler Bethune (20) to haul in a touchdown during the first half of Friday's game.

Record-breaking Central Gwinnett senior Malachi Jones made a commitment to the Appalachian State football program this past weekend.

Jones made a county-record 82 catches this past season for 1,059 yards and 14 touchdowns after transferring from Wesleyan. As a Wesleyan junior, he caught 45 passes for 638 yards and 11 scores.

He is the son of former Notre Dame football player Andre Jones, a member of the Fighting Irish's 1988 national championship team.