Interest Weakening?

One of the biggest pieces of news from the Texas Relays on Friday four-star running back Ronald Jones (McKinney, Texas/North) telling LonghornDigest that his interest in Texas was falling apart.

Jones, the No. 10 running back in the country, was offered by Texas on March 6, which was later than most UT fans would have liked. But he understood the hesitation because of the new staff and truthfully didn't hold it against the Longhorns.

But there have been a few things that have happened since that have turned him away from Texas, which is why he is really no longer interested.

When asked at the Texas Relays if he'd visit, Jones responded: "I think I will. But then again, probably not because I don't think they are too interested. It's little things that they are doing wrong."

That's not the type of news Texas wants to hear, especially since he's on its campus this weekend.

Jones is one of the top running backs in the state who models his game after former Longhorn Jamaal Charles.

As a junior in 2013, Jones ran for 2,406 yards and 39 touchdowns (9.9 yards per carry) while leading McKinney North to the second round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

With Texas holding on by a thread, Jones said he has turned his attention to Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in the Big 12, and then Arkansas from the SEC.

"Baylor is one of my favorites. I'd put them in my top five regardless," he said. "The only SEC school I like is Arkansas. They really have a great coaching staff. I love them. When I went down there I got to see how much their fans love their school. They love their Razorbacks."

Jones said he really doesn't care about conference prestige and said he could see himself playing in the Big 12, SEC or Pac-12.


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