Jones came into the game rated as the No. 1 safety in the country and off of a season where he had eight interception and was named the Defensive Player of the Year in Texas by the USA Today. On the hoof, he is not the most physically imposing specimen on the field, but he does everything well on a football field. He is smart and has great feet, moving well to hang with receivers and understanding his assignments. He has good speed and break. He can get to the ball carrier quickly. Jones is not a loud trash talker and flamboyant presence on the field, but he is calm and effective, striking with precision and being precise. You have to appreciate that about his game. Gets the job done he correct way.
The Scout 5-star safety will also be visiting Texas on January 16th. He holds offers from Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Oregon, Alabama and Arkansas to name a few. Texas and Texas A&M are rumored to be the main competition for his services.
However, before he visits Austin this weekend, it is possible the Baylor coaching staff visits Nacogdoches to see Jones in person. With signing day just a few weeks away, this story is still very much developing and the race for the top-ranked safety in the nation is starting to really heat up.
Jones is a key target for the Bears, who already have quite a large defensive back class. Baylor currentlty has commitments from corner backs Rajah Preciado, Raleigh Texada, and Grayland Arnold to go along with safety commits Kenan Ivy and Chris Miller . They also have a commitment from athlete Donovan Duvernay who is expected to play in the defensive backfield. However, none of these recruits is nearly as highly rated as Jones, who could challenge for immediate playing time in the Baylor defensive backfield.
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