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DeSoto Junior Talks CU Offer

DeSoto (Texas) 2018 offensive lineman Josh Jynes is pumped his first Power 5 scholarship offer came the Colorado Buffaloes and co-offensive coordinator Darrin Chiaverini.


Josh Jynes visited Boulder this past fall for an unofficial where he took in a Buffs victory. The 6-foot-3, 320-pound Texas product got the call he was waiting for last week.

“Yes sir, they came through with it. Coach Chev, he called me over the phone and offered me,” Jynes said of picking up a CU offer.

“He was just saying they’re doing big things there and that I can be a part of it. They like my film. They offered me a scholarship. He said they want me in Boulder.”

Jynes currently holds offers from Arkansas Pine-Bluff and Jackson State in addition to the one from the Buffs. CU jumping into the mix made a big splash for the offensive lineman.

“Ah yeah, that was crazy, I was so excited. I’ve got offers, but when you realize you’ve got the Power 5 offer, that’s crazy,” Jynes continued.

College coaches have told Jynes they will evaluate him further when 2017 recruiting classes are finalized. DeSoto rolled to an undefeated 2016 season, capturing the Texas 6A-D2 title. Future Buffs Laviska Shenault and K.D. Nixon are spreading the gospel of CU at DeSoto.

“Yes sir, we won state, we went 16-0. I played great, that’s the first time we’ve ever done that winning state,” Jynes said.

“They’re both excited to go,” he continued on Shenault and Nixon heading to Boulder.

Jynes kept the Buffs on his television after seeing CU in person. He hope to return to Boulder this spring or summer, potentially to camp.

“Yes sir, since I came up this summer I’ve watched,” Jynes said on following the rise.

“Colorado, definitely. That’s about it right now,” he continued on places he’d like to visit (again) heading into his senior season.

Jynes has a goal of shedding a couple of pounds in the offdeason and he plans to continue improving upon his lineman fundamentals. He noted Chiaverini has been his man point of contact with CU. Sounds like the Buffs’ star recruiter is crushing it (again) at DeSoto.

“He’s loyal. He’s ride or die for Colorado,” Jynes said of Chiaverini.

The 2018 hopeful could see Syracuse and Arkansas stepping to the table with P5 offers. No matter what school offers, Jynes is appreciative of the chance to further his education and playing career at the collegiate level. 

“Really it don’t matter, wherever. I’m thankful,” Jynes said on offers he’s looking to land.

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