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DeSoto Offensive Lineman Josh Jynes Takes Second Trip to Colorado

Josh Jynes checked out Colorado again this weekend, after visiting four other programs earlier this spring...

Josh Jynes said all five of his spring visits went well. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound offensive lineman from DeSoto (Texas) High stopped by Oklahoma State, Baylor, Houston, Rice, and he was at Colorado on Saturday.

"Oklahoma State had great facilities," he recapped. "Baylor also had amazing facilities and their coaching staff is down to earth. Houston is in the city and I liked that. Rice's coaching staff is real close to their players. You can tell their relationship is really good.

"Colorado has a lot to offer. Their facilities and their coaches, the type of relationship they build with recruits and the current players, is just amazing. I went to Colorado last fall, too, but it was game day so the coaches were in game mode. The second trip, I had a chance to see everything, go everywhere. And I got to talk to [head] coach [Mike] MacIntyre one-on-one so that was good. I got to do and see a lot that I didn't on the first visit."

Jynes' cousin and former high school teammate KD Nixon signed with Colorado in February. Jynes said Nixon's decision to be a Buff "might" play into his decision.

"But at the end of the day, I am really looking to do what is best for me," he added. "I don't have a time table, it is just when I feel the time is right. That is when I will commit."


Arkansas Pine-Bluff, Colorado, Jackson State, Rice and UTSA are the programs that have offered so far, according to Jynes. Countless coaches from other schools are expected to stop by DeSoto during the spring evaluation period.

The starting center on DeSoto's 2016 6A-D2 state championship team, Jynes did not give up any sacks as a junior. He projects as an interior offensive lineman for the next level.

"College coaches have told me they like that I am smart, both in the classroom and on the field," he said. "They have also said they like my athleticism for my size."

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