Trying To Catch A Dragon

The University of Arkansas tried to make it very clear to Junction City defensive tackle Byran Jones (6-2, 300) how much he is wanted by sending four coaches to his school on Wednesday. Jones is among several prospects taking official visits to Fayetteville this weekend.

It's been no secret from day one that the University of Arkansas' top in-state defensive prospect was Junction City's Byran Jones.

In fact as one message board poster suggested, not only did the Razorbacks send their lead singer to see him on Wednesday, but they took the whole band.

Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino and three of his assistants were in Junction City and will now get a chance to officially host Jones (6-2, 300) this weekend.

"They were in and out all day," noted Dragons head coach and athletic director David Carpenter to the El Dorado Times Record.

Petrino joined assistants Tim Horton, Bobby Allen and newly hired Steve Caldwell in showing Jones the love.

"When I get up to Fayetteville, I hope they just treat me well," Jones told the paper.

Jones has made visits to HREF=http://louisianatech.scout.com/>Louisiana Tech and Auburn.

Auburn head coach Gene Chizak was expected to be in Junction City on Thursday.

Jones, who led his Dragons to two straight state championships will be joined by teammate Alan Turner.

Also expected to be on hand this weekend are a pair of UA commits from Oklahoma in wideout/defensive back Eric Bennett (5-11, 180) of Tulsa Booker T. Washington and linebacker Courtney Gaston (6-5, 225) of Fort Gibson.

Booker T. defensive tackle Calvin Barnett (6-2, 310), River Ridge (LA) John Curtis cornerback Jonathan McKnight (6-0, 170, 4.5) and Shreveport (LA) Evangel wideout Eric Thomas are additional prospects that could be on campus.


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