Five-Star's Heart Belongs to Texas

5-Star wide receiver and 2012 Texas commit, Cayleb Jones, out of Austin High School (Texas) is known as one of the best receivers in the country in his class. This season the Maroons have had a rough time winning only one of their nine games. But despite the adversity Jones has faced amidst the losses the receiver has become more of a leader to his team.

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"Being a leader on my team is really big to me," Jones said. "I have a lot of people that hold me down and talk to me on a regular basis because its really tough. Not a lot of people go through what we go through. Throughout the week its tough, but I guess you just got to keep your head up and keep going in."

In his team's 38-48 loss to Del Valle this past weekend, Jones continued to show his determination and effort. In the game, Jones had 10 receptions for 140 yards with his longest being a 25-yard reception. Jones also ran the ball two times for nine yards, had one touchdown and returned a kickoff for 20 yards.

"I feel like I improved really well over the offseason," Jones said. "And I feel like it showed a lot. It's been rough as a team. But, there's areas where it has been evident that I've improved. There's a lot of other things I would like to improve on, but we are running short on time."

Recently, there's been rumors that have speculated regarding Jones and his cousin Emory Blake, a junior wide receiver at Auburn University, who also graduated from Austin High School. There's been talk that Jones might be interested in Auburn and taking a visit to the campus soon for a chance at playing with Blake, but just as soon as the question was asked Jones shut those rumors down.

"I would like to go see Auburn just because my cousin's there," Jones said. "I would love to see him play a game at Auburn since I have yet to do that. But it is nothing like that. I'm committed to Texas and that's where my heart is."

When asked if Auburn were to step out and offer Jones if he would consider playing there instead of with the Texas Longhorns his answer was a simply "no."

"I for sure will be holding my commitment to Texas," said Jones. "Auburn is a good University, but I don't see myself there. I see myself at Texas and that's where I'm going to play."


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