Iowa received some good news on the recruiting trail Thursday. Texas wide receivers Anjeus Jones decided to officially visit the Hawkeyes this weekend after they offered him a scholarship earlier this week.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Jones was scheduled to visit Iowa City last weekend. He called it off, feeling it was not fair to see Iowa in person without an offer since he was verbally committed to Colorado State.
Texas Tech also offered Jones in the last week. The Red Raiders just jump into the recruitment of the South Oak Cliff senior while Iowa has been on him for a few months.
"The offer was the first step in getting him up there," South Oak Hill Assistant Coach R.J. Bond said. "(Iowa Assistant) Coach (LeVar) Woods did a great job in recruiting him and establishing a relationship with him and our program."
Bond said that Jones has not set up a visit to Texas Tech. The coach believed that the player's choice will come down to Iowa and Colorado State.
"I think he's most interested in seeing the school (Iowa) itself and the team's atmosphere," Bond said. "He wants to see if he gets that family vibe or not."
Jones is a late-bloomer, just starting to realize his potential as a receiver. That's part of the reason he's a two-star prospect in Scout.com's five-star scale despite having two three FBS level offers.
"(Jones) still is committed to Colorado State," Bond said. "He is going to see if Iowa is a better fit."
Jones verbally committed to New Mexico State on a visit earlier this month before flipping to the Rams.