There are 13 returning starters among more than 80 players suiting up for spring practice.
AT SAN JOSE STATE: In his second season with the Spartans... A returning starter at a safety position... Signed a National Letter-of-Intent in February 2016.
2017: Played in all 13 games and was a starting safety in each of the final six contests... Had at least one tackle in eight games... Finished the season with back-to-back games of a season-best seven stops at Colorado State (11/18) and in the Wyoming win (11/25)... All seven of his tackles in the Wyoming victory came in the second half... Was credited with a tackle for loss vs. Fresno State (10/7).
2016: Completed a redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A first-team All-Pacific View League and his league's Defensive Back of the Year for Rio Mesa High in Oxnard, Calif. (Coaches Jim Bittner and Bob Gregorchuk),.. Played quarterback, safety, outside linebacker and wide receiver during his high school career... Played safety and wide receiver as a senior... Was in on 65 tackles on defense and caught 26 passes for 403 yards and five touchdowns in 2015... Named his team's Most Valuable Player... Was a 2014 All-C.I.F. honoree strictly playing as a safety... Concluded his junior season as a member of USA Football's Under-19 all-star team in the International Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
MORE ON JONATHAN: A philosophy major... Would like to become a physical therapist... His cousin, Archie Corbin, pitched for Kansas City, Baltimore and Florida in the 1990's... Views himself as a baseball card collector and values a signed Derek Jeter rookie card as his prized possession... World traveler as a result of his mom's career in the U.S. Navy who has the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class... Lived in Japan, Jacksonville, Fla., and Oxnard, Calif. ... A native of Beaumont, Texas.