Jones Enjoys Night Game Atmosphere

Missouri solidified their rank amongst the top football programs in the country after they crushed Nebraska Saturday night in front of a national TV audience. Missouri commitment Andrew Jones recaps the atmosphere that surrounded the contest and his thoughts on what it was like for the prospects who were in attendance.

Andrew Jones, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound tight end from Smithville High in Mo., had a great time witnessing the Tigers dismantle the Cornhuskers, but it was clear that his voice paid the price.

"Oh yeah my voice is almost gone," Jones said. "I go to the Chiefs games a lot and I never yell that much, but I was just so happy they won. The crowd seemed to give them energy, so I guess it was worth it."

Jones did not expect the Tigers to have it so easy, but he did believe that they would come out on top.

"I thought it would be 45-28 or something like that, but the defense tightened up and shut them down," Jones explained.

Jones has been described as an assistant recruiting coordinator by some of his fellow recruits, and he might have helped the Tigers reel in defensive end Aldon Smith who made a commitment after the contest.

""I worked on Aldon all weekend. He actually rode to the game with me. My parents told him he better commit or they were not giving him a ride home, so I guess he felt threatened," Jones said with a laugh.

"He was thinking about committing for awhile and he wanted to wait, but he said he felt so good about it and it just clicked for him this weekend."

The four-star tight end may be helping to tell other recruits about Missouri, but he believes the atmosphere at the game spoke for itself.

"It was crazy," Jones informed. "It was by far the most intense game I have been at. I have been to the Red River Shootout (Oklahoma Vs. Texas) and the USC Vs. Arkansas games and this was by far more crazy."

"Recruits who were in for the first time probably did not know much about Missouri, but I bet they definitely take notice now and at least come back in for another visit."

Jones has high expectations for his play on the field, and with the right amount of hard work and preparation he has the chance to see playing time as early as the 2008 season.

"They want be to be a possession type of receiver at the tight end position and fill in like the guys they have now," Jones began. "If I come in and work hard and learn the playbook I have a feeling I can step in and play right away. I need to work hard and work my way up."


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