Josh Jones is a name TCU fans need to get familiar with. The 6'6" 280 pound offensive tackle has been on the rise lately and he'll be in Fort Worth in July to check out the TCU program, up close and personal. With double digit offers on the table, the Frogs will have a fight on their hands if they hope to snag the Richmond Bush star.
"I'll be there (TCU) on July 18th" said Jones. "I haven't got all the details on it yet but the coaches want me to come there on that day, so whatever they have planned for me that day, that's what I'll be doing."With offers on the table from programs such as TCU, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Wake Forest, Texas Tech, Rutgers, and more, Jones has a tough decision looming. He's looking for the right fit and says he thinks he'll just know when he's found the perfect situation.
"It will probably be like, if I get up there and I can't imagine going anywhere else, then I would know just by the feeling I get" he said. "Other than that, I plan on taking my official visits and after that, that's probably when I'll be able to make a decision."
When discussing a time frame for making his final decision, Jones said he's not in a hurry but thinks he'll have a better feel for the different schools at the end of the summer.
"I'm not really looking at any time frame" he said. "I'm just going and trying to check out all of the schools this summer."
"I'm going to try to get out to Nebraska and all the schools that have offered me so that I can get a full range of everything and see which one is the best fit for me."
Jones says that he would like to release a top 5 by the end of the summer so that he can focus on his senior year and narrow down the outside distractions. He stated that the list could be released in July or August. Bringing the discussion back to TCU and his knowledge of the program, Jones says he's heard nothing but great things so far about the Frogs.
"I talk to Coach Anderson and Coach Perry up there" he said. "Those are the two coaches I talk to the most up there and they both tell me nothing but good things about TCU."
"I know that I talked to that o-lineman from Westfield (Cordel Iwuagwu) not too long ago and he was telling me that I need to get up there and see the school and that I would love it" said Jones. "I met him at Westfield at a camp and then when he committed to TCU, he texted me and told me a bunch of good stuff about them."
Jones says that there are a few things that are key to making his final choice and he's looking for these things on every visit he takes. TCU will get their chance to make an impression July 18th.
"Finding a place that feels like home and having a great relationship with the coaching staff, both of those right there are probably the most important" he said. "When I get up there and I feel like I'm at home, since I have to spend four or five years there, I want to have that relationship with the coaches and players like its family."
"I really think it's a big deal especially with the coaches because it has to be more than just a coach and player relationship, at least to me it does."