The Real Deal

After visiting both Texas A&M and Tennessee, Tulsa Booker T. Washington star Felix Jones prepares to take a good look at what the University of Arkansas has to offer.

With two visits down and they schools deadlocked, Tulsa (Okla.) Booker T. Washington star tailback Felix Jones now looks to a third to break the tie.

Or add to the confusion.

Jones (6-0, 200, 4.4) will visit the University of Arkansas this weekend after previously taking trips to Texas A&M during December and Tennessee last weekend.

"The trip to Tennessee was fun and a good one and I'd say both they are kind of equal with Texas A&M when I look at it," Jones said. "Both are good schools with good football programs that have nice facilities. Now I'll just come over to Arkansas and see if it is the right place for me instead of one of the other two."

Jones rushed for over 2,500 yards and an amazing 48 touchdowns for his 13-1 squad this season.

Jonesm, who has not decided whether to visit Oklahoma State or not, will be one of 13 or so players in Fayetteville this weekend.

"I've only been over there before for a basketball tournament so I'm anxious to see what it is all about," Jones said. "I want to get a good feel for being around the players and the coaches and see if they have that good home atmosphere and family feeling I am looking for."

Jones said he thinks he has a good idea of whether coaches are telling him the truth during their presentations.

"I watch how they try to present themselves and see if they are someone that can be trusted or not," Jones said. "That's what it is has got to be about more than just the football program. I do trust Coach Houston Nutt. He seems like a great guy and a good coach."

No matter where he ends up, there will be some good running backs so that really doesn't factor into his decision.

"You have to rise to the challenge and the better the backs are there are already there or going to be there, the more you have to push yourself to be the best," Jones said. "That's a challenge I'll take."


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