While most eyes who watch the Allen, TX are usually focused on Kyler Murray and the potent Eagle offense, the defense has built quite the reputation of its own during that time span.
Several defensive players from the Eagles have signed D-1 scholarships in recent years and another player who will follow in that tradition is 2016 defensive back Jaylon Jones.
Jones was one of several talented athletes who attended the Frogs’ sophomore day a few months ago. The visit caught Jones by surprise.
“To be honest, it was really outstanding,” Jones said of his TCU visit. “I liked TCU a little bit but when me and my dad took that visit it was unbelievable with the coaches and I like the facilities and everything.”
The four-star prospect was also impressed with TCU head coach Gary Patterson. The two visited at length during the visit and he got to see another side of coach.
“We talked for about an hour; just me, him, my dad and little brother,” Jones said of his visit with Patterson. “It was really good; he was letting me know about the program and how good the education is. He’s not just a coach, he’s like a father up there and I like that.”
With a program known for its defensive prowess, Jones says that TCU is a school that fits what he’s looking for.
“I like that defense; there’s a lot of defensive backs on the field,” he said. “He (Patterson) told me how he likes that I’m physical and I could play nickel back or anything. I already knew TCU was a defensive school and as a defensive player I want to go somewhere it’s a defensive program.”
At the moment Jones says TCU isn’t pressuring him to attend a camp, but he does hope to make another unofficial visit later this month or definitely this fall.
“I’m going to try to make a visit before the month ends and I’m also going to visit in the fall for some games,” he finished.